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PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.

Canadian groups support campaign promise for PACA protections

The CPMA and Canadian Horticultural Council laud the country’s New Democratic Party leadership’s promises to restore preferential access to produce companies under the PACA.
Jun 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA, #Canada

Potato storage on track; slip in Q3 retail numbers

U.S. potato shippers from the 13 highest producing states had 67.4 million cwt. left in storage on June 1, up 6% from the same time last season.
Jun 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #USDA

Produce industry members appointed to agriculture, trade group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have appointed members to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables.
Jun 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Trade

Farmer Support For Trump Holds Strong And Steady

President Donald Trump remains in U.S. farmers’ good graces, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse survey.

USDA reverses decision in Chef’d PACA case

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has determined that D2 Doll Partnership and Kris and Jim Langley were not “responsibly connected” to Chef’d LLC.
Jun 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

California, NY companies cited for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has placed sanctions on four companies for failing to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act rewards.
Jun 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

USDA study looks at grower food safety practices

Produce growers are evolving to meet federal food safety requirements, but a new study shows that many are not are optimistic that federal rules will make compliance with buyer expectations easier.

USDA suspends 5 businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is suspending the business licenses of five produce companies for Perishable Agricultural Act violations.
Jun 03, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA