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The importance of preserving your PACA rights

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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

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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

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

Freight bill responsibility after a rejection

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What is your recourse to claim damages?

FAQ: Interpreting Transit Temp Part 2

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This is part two of an article where we identify and respond to some frequently asked questions Blue Book Services receives regarding transit temperatures.

FAQ: Interpreting Transit Temps

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Transit temperatures are at the heart of countless trading and transportation disputes involving fresh produce. Here are some common questions and answers.

A true/false quiz for produce vendors Part 3

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PACA can be a complicated but critical tool for produce companies. How well do you know some of the fundamentals, such as whether foreign suppliers are covered? Here's part 3 of our quiz series.

A true/false quiz for produce vendors Part 2

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The daily rush of buying, selling, and servicing customers probably leaves little time for brushing up on the industry trading rules you’ve learned over the years. Here’s Part 2 on acceptance and rejection.

A true/false quiz for produce vendors Part 1

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The daily rush of buying, selling, and servicing customers—not to mention running your business—probably leaves little time for brushing up on the industry trading rules you’ve learned over the years.

PACA and Transportation Claims Part 3: Salvage Returns

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PACA has, over many decades, helped shape the guidelines, customary practices, and rules that govern produce transactions between vendors.