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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

Perdue hears about labor needs in mushroom country

Pushing trade goals and hearing about labor woes from mushroom growers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came to Kennett Square, Pa., and participated in an industry discussion on May 30.

Tame inflation predicted for retail food in 2019

Retail consumer food prices are projected to increase between 0.5% to 1.5% in 2019, according to the latest price forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA restricts four  businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting four companies from operating in the produce industry for Perishable Agricultural Act violations.
May 22, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

USDA restricts businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four companies from operating in the produce industry after not paying for shipments, violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
May 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA