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Research Project Wants to Hear from Farmers on FSMA

Michael Bulger, a graduate student in New York University’s Food Studies Program, is seeking input from produce growers on the Food Safety Modernization Act rules for a research project that could be used to advocate on behalf of farmers.

Bulger has launched a survey and is encouraging all produce growers, especially small and midsize operations, to participate. The survey takes 10 minutes and all responses are anonymous.

“I hope to find out more about produce farmers’ attitudes, levels of awareness of proposed rules, and readiness to meet new standards,” said Bulger, who is trying to get more farmer responses this week.

“If I can collect a sizable number of responses, I hope to analyze the data based on farm size (as measured by income) and/or marketing channels.”

Bulger hopes his research can shed some light on whether farmers are ready for the coming rules and which size operations anticipate having the most difficulty.

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  • Oginikwe

    If you farm like Joel Salatin, don’t bother. It doesn’t include farmers like us.

  • farmber

    Oginikwe — that’s just it… The Produce and Processing Rules are Loaded with all sorts of provisions that will apply very directly to a wide range Salatin-type farmers. Now is the time to be diligent — not when its too late when the comment period is over….