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Market Research Links

Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)
AMS reports and press releases.


American Trucking Associations (ATA)
Farm safety information.

Croplife America
Pesticides and other chemicals information.

California Farm Bureau Federation

California Rare Fruit Growers

Cornell University Cooperative Extension

DTN: The Progressive Farmer
Weather news and DTN Produce Solutions.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC)

International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS)
This site provides free web access for all Price-Look Up (PLU) codes for fresh fruits and vegetables sold in random-weight/bulk in produce departments.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

National Weather Service

North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG)
NAPTWG provides best practice guidance and documentation pertaining to the handling and transport of fresh produce to facilitiate a seamless, safe, and sustainable global supply-chain.

Primus Laboratories

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)
The Produce Traceability Initiative, sponsored by Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, is designed to help the industry maximize the effectiveness of current trace back procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency of traceability systems for the future.

University of California-Davis Postharvest Outreach Program

University of Florida/IFAS Extension Electronic Data Information Source

Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety