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USDA releases Round 5 Farmers to Families Food Box contracts

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it has approved contracts for the additional purchase of Farmers to Families Food boxes.

USDA lifts PACA reparation sanctions on Texas company

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Azteca International Produce LLC satisfied an $83,396 reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

USDA cites Texas fresh-cut processor for PACA violations

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Bella Fresh Houston LLC, Houston, Texas, for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

USDA to issue weekly report on seasonable and perishable trends

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a new data report, the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update, prepared in close partnership with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce).

USDA cites Wayne Bailey PACA violations

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Wayne Bailey Inc., Chadbourn, N.C., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

USDA finds individuals not connected to Washington violator

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has determined that Eloiza Nunez Ramirez, Jose A. Ramirez, Antonio Benitez, Tomasa Rivera Granados, Raul Martinez, Omar P. Polito and Alverto Rivera are not responsibly connected to Organic Fruit Markets LLC, operating out of Oroville, Wash.

A look at the food box future

- General News
In this hyper-political era, politics seem to affect everything, and the USDA Farmers to Families food box program is no different.

USDA sanctions California PACA violator

- General News
Poblano Fresh failed to pay $230,918 to one seller for produce that was purchased, received and accepted in interstate and foreign commerce from October 2019 to November 2019.

USDA announces $1.5 billion for another round of food boxes

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The solicitation will be issued to over 240 organizations that have previously received Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA). Solicitations to existing BOA holders are expected to be issued by the end of the week, with contract awards expected to be made by January 19.

New Dietary Guidelines earn kudos from PBH

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Fruits and vegetables are at the forefront of recommendations for 2020-2025 issued by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.