The USDA is developing trade mitigation programs to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified tariff retaliation from China and other countries. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is offering a food purchase and distribution program that will be offered to specialty crop growers. However, in order to qualify and sell directly to USDA, you must become a USDA “approved vendor” first.

AMS will be hosting opportunities to join a live, interactive webinar to discuss these details:

Matt McInerney

Kroger sent a response today in regards to a letter from the USDA’s PACA Division Director, Judith Wey Rudman. It states that produce suppliers under PACA are not required to participate in the Net 90 payment terms. This, following a unified push back against Kroger’s original announcement about the policy, would have directly conflicted with protection rights under the PACA Trust.

Matt McInerney

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