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    Proof of Damages

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

    The Wide Variety of Oregon

    From the Oregon Trail to the Port of Portland, Oregon history brims with instances of East meeting West, West meeting East. Read More

    At Your Service

    The Applied Technology article points out some very real concerns about keeping your business information out of the wrong hands. If you’re not sure where to start when looking to protect your company from a virus, hacker, or worse, consider contacting one or more of the computer service companies located in BBOS. Read More

    Supply Chain Consulting – Part 1

    Every January, the performance scoreboard is reset and hope springs eternal for a stellar year. Fresh produce companies vow to grow more, ship more, and sell more product at better margins. Read More

    Warning: System Breach

    While checking email, an employee of a small online retailer clicked a link, thinking it led to a popular shopping site. Read More

    A Fresh Take on Potatoes and Onions

    In this roundup of potato and onion-themed trends, we take a look at new varieties and fresh spins on old favorites, plenty of grab-and-go produce launches, and a host of integrated marketing tools. Read More

    At Your Service

    The feature article in this quarter’s Blueprints delves into several issues and developments on the horizon for 2018, including food safety, immigration and labor, NAFTA, and the Farm Bill. Read More