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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has barred Double D Sales Co. Inc. from operating in the industry for failing to pay about $380,000 in bills to produce sellers.

The USDA reported the company, Visalia, Calif., cannot have a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act license until Aug. 4, 2022, and only after receiving approval for a new PACA license from the USDA.

Double D Sales failed to pay three sellers for $378,663 in produce it received from July-September 2018, according to a news release.

The company’s principal, Derrick Daniell, cannot be employed by or affiliated with a PACA-licensed business until Aug. 4, 2021, after posting a USDA-approved surety bond.

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