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Specialty Crops Inspection Division Federal Register Notices  
The following is a current list of proposed, interim final rules, or final rules related to Fresh and Processed Fruit, Vegetable, Nut and Specialty Crop Grade Standards and Other Resources. All notices, except for final rules, are open for public comment until the deadline.

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USDA Seeks Input on Proposed Standard of Identity for Honey
This Notice solicits comments on whether a federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. Agriculture. The notice soliciting comments will be published in the Aug. 20, 2014, Federal Register. Comments must be submitted to by Sept 19, 2014. Document Number: AMS-FV-14-0025; FV-14-327. [Notice] 30-day extension of Notice with extended due date of October 19, 2014.

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U.S. Standards for Grades of Okra This Notice published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013, revised the grade standards for okra by eliminated the “Unclassified section from the standards. Effective November 22, 2013. Document Number: AMS-FV-11-0054; FV-13-331. [Notice and Standard]
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