Good Agricultural Practices

Farmers-market_406x250Farmers who want to sell their produce in certain markets, such as big-box stores, have to get certain food safety certifications, but not everyone can afford to scale up. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is trying to help. An increasing number of retailers require their suppliers to have Good Agricultural
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The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is offering a free food-safety guide to assist growers with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHPs). The 204-page guide, entitled, “Bridging the GAPs FARM GUIDE – Good Agricultural Practices and On-Farm Food Safety for Small, Mid-Sized, and Diversified Fruit and
Continue Reading Free Food-Safety Guide for Growers Available From WA State Ag Department