My journey with Western Growers started back on March 6, 1978, and at that time, I could not have imagined how this opportunity would shape my life. My time at Western Growers has significantly impacted how I view the world of fresh fruits and vegetables—and not just as it relates to Good Arrival Tolerances and filing PACA complaints on behalf of WG members!  I have been privileged every day that I have had the opportunity to work for Western Growers members and I am impressed with our members’ ability to deliver fresh produce to consumers on a daily basis.  

Tom Oliveri

First and foremost, I would like to wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

With the arrival of the new year, I would recommend that there is no better time than the present to take a few minutes to review all your sales documents for accuracy, especially your invoice as it relates to the PACA Trust language and payment terms.

Tom Oliveri

In my last blog I gave you the formula for “USDA Inspections: Formula for Calculating Percentages of Defects for contract compliance purposes when an inspection separates the shipment into different lots”. This blog will focus on calculating percentages of defects for contract compliance purposes when not all of the cartons (full lot) shipped are inspected at destination.

Tom Oliveri

First and foremost I want to wish all of you and your families a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

For those of you that were unable to participate in yesterday’s webinar hosted by Western Growers and C.H. Robinson, we recorded the webinar for you so you can listen to an Encore presentation to see what you missed out on, please visit ELDs: The latest information on implementation and impact.

Topics discussed during the Webinar included:

Tom Oliveri


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