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Produce groups receive $ millions to offset tariffs, trade barriers

The USDA named 49 recipients of Agricultural Trade Promotion funds — designed to spur new export markets for growers hurt by tariffs and other trade disruptions — including 11 produce industry groups.
Jul 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA, #China

PACA order lifted on Spring Creek Produce

Spring Creek Produce LLC, Greenfield, Tenn., has satisfied a reparation order issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Jul 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #USDA, #PACA

USDA sanctions Florida, Texas, Hawaii companies under PACA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three businesses for violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Jul 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Cranberry growers vote in favor of continue marketing order

Cranberry growers have voted to continue their federal marketing order program.

Casa APEAM to be ‘epicenter’ of Mexican avocado industry

Mexican avocado growers, packers and exporters are investing $12 million in a facility that will house research labs, U.S. and Mexico department of agriculture offices, and a research and development avocado orchard.

USDA issues PACA restrictions for five companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four produce industry businesses for alleged Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
Jun 27, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

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