Pundit’s Mailbag —
Should PMA And United Merge?
Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, October 30, 2006
After the Pundit got his ear chewed off at the PMA convention on the issue of whether the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association ought to merge, we dealt with this controversial subject here. The gist of the article:
But others argue that whatever the merits of a merger, it wouldn’t have made a difference in this situation as there is a fundamental cultural problem in which Americans have grown so distant from the farm that there is no longer any tolerance for even the slightest risk — they argue that the government is virtually compelled by these large cultural forces to over-react to any health risk.
So effective government relations or not, it wouldn’t have mattered much here:
We have received many other pieces on this subject, including some very thoughtful ones, so we will be continuing to deal with this subject over time. Please feel free to send your thoughts as well.
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