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Produce leaders meet with USDA on food box program

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United Fresh and PMA leaders had a lengthy virtual meeting with USDA officials who have direct responsibility for the Farmers to Families food box program.

USDA restricts four PACA violators in Illinois and Texas

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These sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators of the businesses from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other activities without approval from USDA.

Companies have another shot at a Food Box contract

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Produce companies that were denied a USDA Farmers to Families Food Box contract in the first period have an opportunity to earn one for the July 1 segment.

As wedding planner promises deliveries, congressmen call for cancellation in $39 million contract

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CRE8AD8 says it is ready to start deliveries this week as lawmakers call for investigations and cancellation of the company's $39 million Farmers to Families Food Box contract.

House Ag Committee leaders press USDA for Food Box program answers

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Three House Agriculture chairpeople formally requested information from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Chelan Fresh feels well prepared for food box contract

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Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, WA, sees its participation in USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program as a way of giving back.

USDA responds to United Fresh’s food box program questions

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Tom Stenzel, United Fresh CEO, issued a statement regarding USDA response to food box questions.

USDA terminates avocado grower’s $40MM food box contract

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Ben Holtz, whose small produce company won a $40 million USDA Farmers to Families Food Box contract, said USDA terminated it on May 20.

Bay Area companies partner in USDA food box program

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Distribution will encompass the entire Bay Area region from the North Bay to Monterey, and the Central Valley from Sacramento to Fresno.

USDA files PACA action against New Hampshire wholesaler

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As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against JLD Inc., doing business as North Country Wholesale.