Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out by the USDA AMS.

Jim Todd


Dear Produce Industry Member,

Thank you for your interest in the webinar, “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process,” hosted by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).     

Here are a few resources to help ensure you have access to all of the important information we covered in the webinar:

–    The webinar, in its entirety, is posted at:  The speaker’s presentation is attached.  To view the detailed speakers’ notes, please roll over the small bubble at the top left of each slide.

–    For additional information about thePerishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) click on this video linkPACA Introductionorvisit our Web-site at

We encourage you to call PACA’s toll free hotline with any questions you may have at 1-800-495-7222 or contact John Koller at (202) 720-2890 or disputeresolutionsection@ams.usda.govfor questions specifically related to the PACA complaint process.

Please feel free to forward this information or include it on your website for others who might benefit from it.  We look forward to seeing you at our next AMS Fruit and Vegetable Program webinar.  To view our previous webinars, visit our Webinar Library.

Webinar PACA Complaint Process Presentation Notes


Best regards,

Christopher Purdy

Business Development

USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable Program


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