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AMS and the Consumer  
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When you visit the grocery store, you know you'll find an abundance and variety of produce, meats, and dairy products. You expect the products you find in your store to be top quality and good tasting. But did you know that AMS had a hand in getting that good quality food into your hands? AMS touches consumersí lives in more ways than you probably realize. Here are just a few of our programs:


  • Farmers Markets
  • Research and Promotion Programs
  • Country of Origin Labeling
  • Grading and Quality Programs

Consumer Spotlight  
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Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, otherwise known as COOL, went into effect October 1, 2008. So what does that mean for you?







AMS and the Consumer -- Monthly Highlight  
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August is a good month to Support Your Local Farmers Market!


Farmers Markets provide a source of fresh produce, meats, dairy and other products to millions of folks all year. At the same time, farmers markets help support small family farms, help revitalize rural communities, and often promote sustainable agricultural practices." Currently, nearly 4,900 farmers markets operate nationwide.



 
 
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  Last Modified Date: 08/12/2009