PACA was enacted at the request of the fruit and vegetable industry to promote fair trade in the industry. PACA protects businesses dealing in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables by establishing and enforcing a code of fair business practices and by helping companies resolve business disputes.
AMS Specialty Crops Program helps buyers and sellers of all sizes in the US produce industry to market their perishable products in the most efficient manner. Partners with State agencies and other industry organizations for the benefit of nationwide growers, shippers, brokers, receivers, processors, retailers and restaurants, direct to consumer sales, and the foodservice industry.
Full-text report presents data on indicated cranberry production by states; includes acreage, yield, production, utilization, price, and value for previous two years' crops by states. It also provides a forecast of expectations from growers based on weather conditions and predictions.
Report concerns the weekly shipment amounts, by weight, of cranberries. Data presented is organized by commodity variety, mode of transport, and origin of shipment. Also included are the total shipments of the last two seasons.