A USDA Inspection Certificate is the primary document that certifies the quality and condition of the produce shipped and will definitively establish either compliance or a breach of contract. The USDA certificate is an unbiased third party governmental official determination of the produce at contract destination and is considered prima facie evidence in a potential PACA proceeding, as well as in civil court.

Bryan Nickerson

Join the Western Growers Center of Innovation and Technology and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce for an open discussion on channel distribution in the U.S. agriculture market. On December 9, 2020, WG’s Walt Duflock and Dennis Donohue will join agtech subject matter experts for a Q&A session designed to provide insight on developing technologies for the ag market, challenges entrepreneurs face, factors affecting distribution channels and more.


Understanding the U.S. Agriculture Channel Distribution

Chardae Heim

Western Growers University offers both members and non-members unique and customized educational resources to better drive their businesses forward. As the year 2020 is ending, we want to ensure that you are staying up to date with our course offerings.

Adriana Robles

In March, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, which included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congressional intent of the CARES Act was to allow for continued payroll deductibility, even for the amount forgiven under the PPP loan program. However, the IRS later issued a notice that the forgiven PPP loan amounts are not deductible as it would result in a so-called “double tax benefit.”

Jonathan Sarager


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