USDA ASKS PACA REFORM, NOT REPEAL

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture opposes eliminating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, but favors changing the license structure to relieve the financial burden on retailers, Lon Hatamiya, administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, told a House panel March 16.In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops, Hatamiya said

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture opposes eliminating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, but favors changing the license structure to relieve the financial burden on retailers, Lon Hatamiya, administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, told a House panel March 16.

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops, Hatamiya said the administration is "strongly opposed" to a repeal program introduced by Rep. John Boe

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