RENEWAL FEES ON FIRST-TIME LICENSES STIR PACA DEBATE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Controversy is resurfacing over the phasing out of retail and wholesale licensing fees under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, despite a deal struck two years ago in Congress between produce shippers and their supermarket and wholesale customers.The feud this time involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture's implementation of PACA's three-year phaseout, which is already

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Controversy is resurfacing over the phasing out of retail and wholesale licensing fees under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, despite a deal struck two years ago in Congress between produce shippers and their supermarket and wholesale customers.

The feud this time involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture's implementation of PACA's three-year phaseout, which is already half way through. The controversy is specifically centered on proposed license rene

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