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Dairy Standardization  
Dairy Standardization aids in the marketing of milk and dairy products by providing a common language of trade through the development, improvement, and interpretation of standards, specifications and quality improvement programs.

Industry groups who wish to develop or revise a U.S. grade standard may contact AMS. Any action AMS takes on U.S. grade standards will reflect the broad interest of individuals, industry, or a federal, state, or local agency.

To develop or revise a U.S. grade standard send a letter to:

Diane Lewis
Director Grading & Standardization Division
Dairy Programs
Agricultural Marketing Service/USDA
1400 Independence Ave. , SW Stop 0230
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202.690.0530
Fax: 202.720.2643

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