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DRC to transition CEOs at start of 2021

- General News
Fred Webber plans to retire as CEO of the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation at the end of the year, and the new CEO should be familiar to the industry.

Trading Assistance: An employee’s apparent authority

- Trading Assistance
An employee’s actions within the scope of employment are binding under the concept of apparent authority.

Buyer Beware, Seller Beware

- Trading Assistance
The produce industry is unique in that it requires a great deal of trust, kind of like a teeter-totter.

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

- Analysis
“Force majeure” refers to certain unforeseen and unavoidable events—“acts of God,” in legal language—that prevent a party from fulfilling its side of the contract.

Trading Assistance: Truck Brokers & Cargo Claims

- Trading Assistance
Within North America, most fresh produce is hauled by small fleets and owner-operators that produce vendors do not know and do not vet for integrity, performance, or financial wherewithal.

Care in Crisis: Trading Assistance

- Blue Book Services
In Blue Book Services “Care in Crisis” video No.8, Jeff Lair, Marketing Director, highlights Trading Assistance – available to members – with Greg Johnson, Director of Media Development.

The importance of preserving your PACA rights

- Trading Assistance
I talked with Doug Nelson from Blue Book’s Trading Assistance group in a video to gather further insight, such as how a produce seller can extend payment terms without risking its PACA trust rights.

Interpreting USDA Inspection Certificates

- Trading Assistance
Here are five tips for produce pros to keep in mind when reviewing inspection certificates completed at destination.

Get a price adjustment in writing or pay price

- Trading Assistance
A salesperson denies a price adjustment was given. Where does that leave you now?

Freight bill responsibility after a rejection

- Trading Assistance
What is your recourse to claim damages?