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IFPA notes produce wins in USDA’s updates to WIC nutrition program

- General News
IFPA, the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire fresh produce supply chain, welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) updates to its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), helping to ensure fruit and vegetable access for millions of families.

Biden administration finalizes updates to foods provided through WIC

- General News
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has finalized updates to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC.

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on California business

- General News
USDA announced that Parimar Inc., doing business as D. DeFranco & Sons, satisfied a $31,200 reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

USDA files $3.9MM PACA complaint against NJ firm

- General News
USDA has filed an administrative complaint against Safeway Fresh Foods for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

USDA plans to renew Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it intends to renew the charter of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC).

USApple board meets with agriculture secretary to discuss trade, labor

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The U.S. Apple Association’s Board of Directors met this morning with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and key members of his senior leadership team at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on Texas business

- General News
USDA announced that Always Fresco LLC, satisfied a $40,885 reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

USDA restricts two PACA violators in Georgia

- General News
USDA has imposed sanctions on two produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA.

USDA announces $40.5MM in grant awards for organic products

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service awarded approximately $40.5 million for 60 grant projects through the Organic Market Development Grant program.

USDA to host webinar on updates to the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices

- General News
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold a webinar on the updates to the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and GAP Plus+ audit standards.