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USDA creates webinars to help with agriculture import changes

Agricultural importers and brokers will see a big change later this summer when they submit customs entries in the Automated Commercial Environment ... continue reading »

USDA taking steps toward paperless clearance of agriculture imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing next steps for implementing the APHIS C... continue reading »

Market news reporting accuracy aided by USDA move to new data source

On Jan. 1, 2020, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) transitioned to a different system to more accurately capt... continue reading »

USDA, EPA, FDA announce partnership with Food Waste Reduction Alliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced O... continue reading »

USDA to purchase canned pears for food assistance programs

The USDA has announced plans to purchase canned pear products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be mad... continue reading »

USDA to buy $200 million of processed foods, including tomatoes, in trade relief

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural produc... continue reading »

USDA to buy frozen peaches for food assistance program

USDA recently announced plans to purchase frozen peach products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be m... continue reading »

USDA issues PACA violations against five produce distributors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) sanctions on five produce businesses for failing ... continue reading »

PACA sanctions levied against five produce distributors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) sanctions on five produce businesses for failing ... continue reading »

USDA launches PACA license search system

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently released ePACA, a tool to facilitate the marketing of produce and improve Perishable Agricultur... continue reading »