USDA PRAISES FRESH SECTOR'S EFFORTS

NEW ORLEANS -- Mike Dunn, assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs, called the fresh produce industry the "shining light" of the nation's agricultural sector at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association convention here.Dunn, who oversees agency functions such as marketing services, quality assurance and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, also said United

NEW ORLEANS -- Mike Dunn, assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs, called the fresh produce industry the "shining light" of the nation's agricultural sector at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association convention here.

Dunn, who oversees agency functions such as marketing services, quality assurance and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, also said United was important to the industry, and then read a letter from President Clinton prais

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