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Definition of Agricultural marketing service

Agricultural marketing service Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Among its activities, the Agriculture Deparment's AMS is available to
foreign buyers to assure that any product shipped overseas meets contract
specifications. The service is operated on a user-fee basis. AMS works
with the buyers to write a specification that can be certified. The
requirements for USDA certification can be made apart of the purchase
Agricultural marketing service Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, and has Programs in five commodity areas: cotton and tobacco; dairy; fruit and vegetable; livestock and seed; and poultry. These programs provide testing, standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities, and oversee marketing agreements and orders, administer research and promotion programs, and purchase commodities for federal food programs. The AMS enforces certain federal laws such as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act. The current Administrator as of May 6, 2013 is Anne L. Alonzo.

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