The board of directors of the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association have agreed in principle to create a new organization. The two groups will operate as independent organizations through the balance of this year and launch the new association on January 1, 2022. The name of the new organization has not yet been determined. Grand Forks-based Black Gold Farms CEO Eric Halverson is currently a member of the United Fresh board, serving as the chair of the grower-shipper board.
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