Presentation on theme: "NEW MEXICO CHILE ASSOCIATION Presentation February 3, 2015 Dino Cervantes, NMCA Board Gene Baca Bueno Foods Marvin Clary Border Foods Lou Biad Biad Chile."— Presentation transcript:
NEW MEXICO CHILE ASSOCIATION Presentation February 3, 2015 Dino Cervantes, NMCA Board Gene Baca Bueno Foods Marvin Clary Border Foods Lou Biad Biad Chile Shayne Franzoy Chile River Rick Ledbetter Z-7 Farms
NMCA coordinated a meeting with USDA local and regional officials and USDA Administrators from DC. Engaged NMDA to provide support and technical assistance Develop solutions that provide for the protection of NM agriculture commodities and streamline the importation process Cooperative efforts of USDA, NMDA and NMCA provide for additional personnel at Ports of Entry. USDA PORTS OF ENTRY DELAYS
FDA Regulatory Changes NMCA meeting with FDA Officials Engage industry Commodity Groups Engage Congressional Leadership Develop and fund two year research plan with NMSU
MARKETING Certification Program launched Summer 2014
Mechanization Updates Supported Kodali De-stemmer research Funded and Supported Summer Demo Continue support of Harvesting Equipment Reaserch Continue support of Breeding for Mechanization
Areas of Focus Immigration Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ) Water Policy Freedom To Farm Residue Tolerance Continue support for research projects related to, disease resistance, improved yields, BPM’s, throughout the industry.
NEW MEXICO CHILE ASSOCIATION Principal Sponsors and Partners Biad Chili Co./ Rezolex Border Foods Bueno Foods Cervantes Enterprises Inc. Jurado Farms Seco Spice Viramontes Farms Ramos Hermanos Z-7 Farms Gary Jackson Farms Southwest Spice/KalsecDouble Tree Castle OxboOlam Spices and Vegetables Curry Seed and SpiceChile River Farms Penn Farms Thank You!