We Save You Money

Returning tens of thousands of dollars to members within its first year, Trade Practices & Commodity Services began in 1966.  Today, we proudly return millions of dollars to members on an annual basis as a direct result of slow pay and disputed sales contract collections.

We are here for you – providing guidance in PACA trust actions, product guaranty statements, contract reviews, and resolving product destination problems.

Straight from Tommy O

Learn from Tommy O's produce industry insider blog. Tommy O, as he’s often referred to, is our resident expert on all things related to PACA guidance, product arrival issues, product guarantees, collections on slow pay and disputed contracts and so much more. For decades, members have relied on him as their go-to guy when they’re in a pinch – his decades of experience working with the produce industry, the DRC, CDFA, USDA and PACA have proven invaluable, saving members millions of dollars.

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Produce Price Index

Think farmers are making most of the money from your grocery bill? Think again. Use the Produce Price Index (PPI) to find out the difference between how much you spend on fruits and vegetables and how much actually goes back to the farmer.

Visit the Produce Price Index

More about Trade Practices

Product Arrival Issues at Contract Destination

We guide you through the inspection certificate to interpret whether good delivery or contract specifications have been met.

Rights and Remedies for Sales Contracts

You’ve made the sale, now how do you make sure you get paid? We can help you collect.

Packaging Requirements and Standardization Regulations

We keep you up to speed on the latest CDFA standardization requirements and USDA commodity grade standards.

Product Guarantees

We can help you prepare or review documentation.

Contract Reviews

Need help reviewing a contract? We are here to assist.

Check out TommyO's guest blog on one of Western Growers' members' sites.

Collections and PACA Support

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