ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One produce executive called it the hottest topic he's seen in his 47 years in the business. Another called it a family war. An industry observer said without it, the cost of doing business will rise, and, subsequently, so will the price of produce to consumers. "It" is the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which first established a code of trading practices for the fruit and vegetable industry in 1930. After nearly five years of attempted reforms by the ...

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