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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Coram Deo Farms Inc., Tubac, Ariz., pulling its Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act license.

The company didn’t pay $221,564 to four sellers of produce for product that was received from July 2017 to March 2018, according to a news release. Coram Deo cannot operate in the industry until April 7, 2022, and only if they apply for and are issued a new PACA license from the USDA.

Coram Deo principals Adrian Pryor and Oscar Lopez cannot be employed by or affiliated with a PACA licensee until April 7, 2022, and then only after posting a USDA-approved surety bond, according to the release.

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