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The following summary of a precedent-setting reparation decision issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) is intended to help companies understand their rights and responsibilities under PACA. Read More

Picture Perfect Philly Market

In the City of Brotherly Love, the wholesale produce industry has deep historic roots but is embracing the future through diversity and expansion. Read More

Fertile Fields & City Commerce

As consumers continue to demand more fresh produce beyond traditional local seasons, Midwest growers, receivers, and retailers are ready and willing to tackle the challenge. Read More

Georgia: Southeastern Powerhouse

Although Georgia is well known as the Peach State, this nickname does a disservice to the fine array of other fruits and vegetables produced each year—like its trademarked Vidalia onions, blueberries, watermelon, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Read More

Judgment Granted—Now What?

Many people assume getting a court-ordered judgment against a debtor or defendant will end a nonpayment ordeal. Payment would be automatic, right? Read More

Carriers and Quality Control

The Problem: Warm pulp temperatures at destination.

The Key Point: Carriers do not act as the shipper’s quality control agent.

The Solution: Record pulp temperatures at shipping point as a best practice. Read More