Perishable Agricultural Commodities Amendments: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing and Consumer Relations of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress on H.R. 9288 and H.R. 10988, December 4, 1975, February 4 and 25, 1976

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Page 110 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee: I am grateful for this opportunity to appear before you today.
Page 30 - Act and that the licensee will pay all reparation awards subject to its right of appeal under section 7(c), which may be issued against it in connection with transactions occurring within four years following the approval. The Secretary may approve employment without a surety bond after the expiration of two years from the effective date of the applicable disciplinary order. The Secretary...
Page 4 - In respect of any perishable agricultural commodity received in interstate or foreign commerce; (2) For any dealer to reject or fail to deliver In accordance with the terms of the contract without reasonable cause any perishable agricultural commodity bought or sold or contracted to be bought, sold, or consigned in interstate or foreign commerce by such dealer...
Page 35 - But in those cases where retaliation could be established as a matter of fact, it seems to me that it would be worthwhile giving you the authority to take action.
Page 58 - My name is WD Parish and I am general manager for Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 9 at Mercedes, Tex. I want to thank the members of this committee for the privilege of appearing here...
Page 66 - The hearing is adjourned. [Whereupon, at 12:20 pm, the subcommittee adjourned, to reconvene...
Page 59 - Act is being complied with, shall inspect at least once every six months for a period of two years the accounts, records, and memorandums of any commission merchant, dealer, or broker determined pursuant to section 6 of the Act to have violated such provision. The Secretary may also require that any such commission merchant, dealer, or broker furnish and maintain a surety bond in form and amount satisfactory to the Secretary as assurance that such commission merchant's, dealer's or broker's business...
Page 4 - Act (PACA) is to suppress unfair and fraudulent practices in the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables and cherries in brine in interstate and foreign commerce. For this purpose, the Act establishes a code of fair play in the marketplace and provides aid to traders in the enforcement of contracts for marketing these commodities.
Page 74 - Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables" include all produce in fresh form generally considered as perishable fruits and vegetables, whether or not packed in ice or held in common or cold storage, but does not include those perishable fruits and vegetables which have been manufactured into articles of food of a different kind or character. The effects of the following operations shall not be considered as changing a commodity into a food of a different kind or character: Water...
Page 13 - PACA license for the frozen foods he sells but does not need a license for the canned foods he sells for the same packer. Yet the broker has the same responsibility for both products — the responsibility of performing only the sales function. He has no more control over the product whether it is in a frozen or canned state. Thus, he is penalized by having to pay for a license just because the manufacturer decided to freeze the product. You might ask who has control over the food brokers operation...

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