Fair Trade Practices Program

USDA Files Action Against Genaro Produce Incorporated in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations

Release No.: 149-19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2019 – As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint under the PACA against Genaro Produce Incorporated.  The company, operating from Florida, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to ten produce sellers in the amount of $284,981 from September 2016 through October 2018.

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision with Jonathan Allen Sivertson Jr., dba Sivertson Farms for alleged Packers and Stockyards Act Violations

Release No.: 146-19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2019 – As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, on Oct. 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached a consent decision with Jonathan Allen Sivertson Jr., doing business as Sivertson Farms (Sivertson), of Souris, N.D., for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act.

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Four R Ranch LLC, Greg Ryan and Tim Ryan (Four R) for P&S Act Violations

Release No.: 148-19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2019 – As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, on October 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached a consent decision against Four R Ranch LLC, Greg Ryan and Tim Ryan (Four R Ranch), Rineyville, Kentucky, for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act (Act).

USDA Files Action Against Versa Marketing Inc. in California for Alleged PACA Violations

Release No.: 151-19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2019 – As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint under the PACA against Versa Marketing Inc. The company, operating from California, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to three produce sellers in the amount of $792,939 from February 2018 through August 2018.

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Calvin Plummer, Jr., dba J&J Cattle and J-J for P&S Act Violations

Release No.: 142-19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2019 – As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, on Oct. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached a consent decision with Calvin Plummer, Jr., doing business as J&J Cattle and J-J (Plummer) of Sayre, Okla., for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act.

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