Date: May 14, 2013

From product guarantees to PACA guidance, there’s nothing that Tom Oliveri hasn’t tackled in his 35-year tenure with Western Growers. In his role as Director of Trade Practices, he works with shipper members every day to find a myriad of solutions; He’s the man you go to when you’re in a pinch.

Beginning this month, Oliveri, or as he’s affectionately known to many as Tommy O., will offer his advice and expertise in a new blog bearing his nickname with “Straight from Tommy O.” He’ll offer guidance on PACA and product arrival issues, product guarantees, and he’ll help you solve slow pay, disputed contracts and more. Oliveri’s experience working with the produce industry, the DRC, CDFA, USDA and PACA have proven invaluable, saving members millions of dollars. Now, you’ll have the chance to dig even deeper into sales issues with his insightful new blog. Oliveri will provide practical tips and insights on how you can reduce your risk, protect your sales contracts, save money and stay up to speed on the latest industry regulations.

We invite you to join the discussion – and feel free to ask questions, submit topics, post comments and recommend anything you’d like to learn about. To subscribe or participate, send him an e-mail at or visit his blog online at

WG Staff Contact

Start Growing Today

Farming has never been more challenging, which is why Western Growers invests in fully committed advocates – your advocates – in Sacramento, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.  Only Western Growers offers members so many business services, supported by more than 400 dedicated employees.

You May Also Like…