August 24, 2010

Standards and the USDA

usda logoJust returned from meetings with the folks at the USDA and learned a bunch about standards and product grading for an agricultural cooperative.  Are you supporting your industry association and pushing for standards and grading that are appropriate and correct for your food products?

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  This particular group has been lobbying for tighter standards to protect the US producers. These protections are expected to deter inferior product dumping from overseas and should positively impact pricing and standards in the US food market. It might not eliminate the overseas product but it will enforce a consistent standard and definition standard. What are you doing to grow and seek new markets for your food products?

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