The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Division remains fully operational and continues to serve the fruit and vegetable industry by facilitating fair trade practices through education, mediation, arbitration, licensing and enforcement.
Docket Number: AMS-FGIS-20-0010
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the designations of D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Jacob Thein, (816) 866-2223 or FGISQACD@usda.gov.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service announces the designations of D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA) to perform official inspection services under the U.S. Grain Standards Act in the state of South Carolina.
Grades of Canned Asparagus
U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned asparagus that possesses a good flavor; that possesses a clear liquor; that possesses a good color; that is practically free from defects; that possesses a good character; and that for those factors which are scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this section the total score is not less than 85 points: Provided, that the canned asparagus may possess a fairly clear liquor and a fairly good color if the total score is no less than 85 points.
USDA to Host Webinar on the Use of the International Trade Data System When Importing Specialty Crops
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host an online webinar on June 16, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET to highlight new procedures for submitting documents required for importing specialty crops into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will also participate. The trade community is highly encouraged to participate.