As a shipper, it is prudent to fully understand both your contractual obligations and your rights when handling a potential rejection. A shipment cannot be deemed rejected if it is either:

  1. Unloaded (except for the purpose of inspection); or
  2. Unilaterally diverted during transit

Under PACA law, both such actions constitute acts of acceptance. For proper cause, your buyer may reject a shipment by providing a prompt and proper notification to the shipper. The PACA defines timeliness in rejecting a shipment as:

Bryan Nickerson

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has launched an Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to offer farmers and ranchers financial and technical assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices and activities on working agricultural landscapes. Through EQIP, farmers can voluntarily implement conservation practices, and NRCS co-invests in these practices with them. Applications to receive funding for voluntary conservation programs are due on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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