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Industry Marketing and Promotion
 
Federal Research and Promotion Programs  
Authorized by federal legislation, these programs are designed to strengthen the position of the industry in the marketplace and to maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets. The programs are all fully funded by industry assessments. Board members are nominated by industry and appointed officially by the Secretary of Agriculture. AMS oversees the activities of the boards or councils and approves budgets, in order to assure compliance with the legislation.

Current Research and Promotion Programs



Federal Marketing Orders  
Marketing agreements and orders help dairy, fruit, and vegetable producers come together to work at solving marketing problems they cannot solve individually. Marketing orders are flexible tools that can be tailored to the needs of local market conditions for producing and selling. But they are also legal instruments that have the force of law, with USDA ensuring an appropriate balance between the interests of producers looking for a fair price and consumers who expect an adequate, quality supply at a reasonable price.

AMS Marketing Order Programs  

 
See also
 
  How to Propose a National Research and Promotion Program  
 
  What to Do After Your Proposal is Submitted  
 
  Links to National Reseach and Promotion Boards and Councils  
 
  Commodities Covered Under Federal Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders  
 
  Steps in Establishing a Fruit and Vegetable Federal Marketing Order  
 
  Map of Federal Milk Marketing Orders  
 
 
  Last Modified Date: 05/28/2009