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.

Produce Insights Blog

Stay up to date with best practices for selling and shipping fresh produce with our insider blog. Produce Insights offers expert guidance on all things related to PACA, product arrival issues, product guarantees, collections on slow pay, disputed contracts and so much more. Members have relied on information from Western Growers when they’re in a pinch – trusting in our team's vast experience working with the produce industry, the DRC, CDFA, USDA and PACA to save them millions of dollars over the years.

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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.

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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.

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Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
Manager, Trade Practices

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