Collections, PACA Support and Produce Price Index

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Our resident experts know our industry and know our members. Each year, our team works hard to recover millions of dollars for members by offering assistance in collections on slow pay and disputed sales contracts.

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Produce Industry Insider Blog

My Top 10 Pre-Loading Check List Items

2014 August 18.

As a shipper of an FOB contract or a delivered sales contract, you have a responsibility to load product that meets suitable shipping condition, and that, under normal transit, will arrive at contract destination in a merchantable condition that meets contract specifications.  As a shipper you have an obligation to take appropriate steps at shipping point by loading the product in a proper manner which requires among other requirements that both product and trailer are properly pre-cooled.  

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Product Arrival Issues at Contract Destination

We guide you through the inspection certificate to interpret whether good delivery or contract specifications have been met.

Rights and Remedies for Sales Contracts

You’ve made the sale, now how do you make sure you get paid? We can help you collect.

PACA and DRC Complaints

When your customers refuse to pay or disputes the invoice, we can represent you.

Produce Price Index

To increase produce market pricing transparency, the Produce Price Index represents the price farmers receive for produce, the markup by the retailer and the price spread between the two. View prices daily and averages for the week.

Packaging Requirements and Standardization Regulations

We keep you up to speed on the latest CDFA standardization requirements and USDA commodity grade standards.

Product Guaranties

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Contract Reviews

Need help reviewing a contract? We are here to assist.

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In the past 24 years of my career, Western Growers along with its excellent staff, have provided the best legal advice and guidance in accordance with PACA rights. With their advice came the profits growers deserve for the future of agriculture. Thank you Western Growers for always being there and advising growers of their PACA Trust and rights in today’s global markets. You and your staff (Tom Oliveri) have always been a winning partner of mine!

Laurie Rinard
Castle Rock Vineyards