An Introduction to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act


The federal Perishable Agricultural Commodity Act (PACA) sets rules of fair dealing for produce companies due to the perishability of the product. PACA ensures produce merchants follow these rules through a system of licensing. Companies and individuals are subject to penalties, such as loss of license and fines for violating the rules established by PACA.

This webinar will discuss the five major parts of PACA for produce companies: Licensing; Prohibited Conduct; the PACA trust; Dispute Resolution; and Contract Issues.


Time and Date:

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 (EDT)


This webinar is offered free of charge and is limited to the first 100 registrants. It is recommended that you test your computer for software compatibility prior to the webinar by clicking here.

To register for or attend this webinar, click here.


Steve McCarron is an attorney at the law firm of McCarron & Diess, representing produce companies for many years.  He is the author of the PACA Web Guide at, which is a fully searchable and easy-to-understand description of the parts of PACA, with links to other PACA resources.

Steve was admitted to the state and federal bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia in 1979. He is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981, and several U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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