BATTLE FOR PACA REFORM FINALLY DRAWS TO A CLOSE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The battle over reform of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which had pitted growers and distributors against their customers, has finally ended with the settlement of a lingering skirmish over fees.Two years ago Congress voted to gradually phase out retailer and wholesaler participation in the program, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture plan detailing the three-year

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The battle over reform of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which had pitted growers and distributors against their customers, has finally ended with the settlement of a lingering skirmish over fees.

Two years ago Congress voted to gradually phase out retailer and wholesaler participation in the program, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture plan detailing the three-year transition was still sparking controversy over the collection of licensing fees. PACA

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