Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

To reduce unfair and fraudulent practices in the marketing of perishable agricultural commodities in interstate and foreign commerce.

To prevent the destruction or dumping, without good and sufficient cause of farm produce received in interstate commerce by commission merchants and others and
to require them truly and correctly to account for all farm produce received by them.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional and local offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance provided to assure a fair and open marketing distribution system for agricultural products.

No specific restrictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Business and industry or individuals may apply for a PACA license.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Business and industry or individuals may apply for a PACA license.

Credentials/Documentation

As provided for in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 499a-4995; Produce Agency Act, 7 U.S.C. 491-497. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Contact appropriate area offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 499a-4995; Produce Agency Act, 7 U.S.C. 491-497.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Renewals

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

N/A. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in applicable Acts.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. As provided for in applicable Acts.

Records

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-5070-0-2-352.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $11,452,000; FY 17 est $10,423,000; and FY 18 est $10,590,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, and Regulations (other than rules of practice).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional and local offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Erin Morris 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: 202-690-4024

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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