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Food Box changes affect suppliers and non-profits

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USDA has changed the Farmers to Families Food Box program for the next round so that suppliers must pack fresh produce, dairy and meat into the same 30- to 40-pound package.

USDA sanctions California company in $3.9 million PACA case

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As a 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 imposed sanctions on Trinity Fresh Distribution LLC, Sacramento, CA, for failing to meet its contractual obligations to the sellers of produce it purchased.

USDA proposal would strengthen enforcement of organic standards

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On Aug. 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish in the Federal Register a new proposed rule to expand the National Organic Program’s oversight and enforcement of the production, handling and sale of organic products.

DiMare Fresh plans round three food box bid

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With the news that the next round of USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program will be more complicated, one current participant said it plans to bid again, nonetheless.

USDA restricts three PACA Violators in Texas

- General News
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA.

USDA restricts PACA violators in New York and Texas

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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 Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program passes 50 million boxes delivered

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed over 50 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Box program changes require larger combo boxes

- General News
The USDA confirmed that the next round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program bids will be unlike the previous ones.

USDA files $1MM+ PACA action against Idaho packer

- General News
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against First Fruits Holdings LLC, doing business as Four Rivers Onion Packing.

USDA restricts 3 PACA violators

- General News
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contrac