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USDA To Host Fruit And Vegetable Marketing Webinars

One-a-month farm marketing series kicks off March 28 for fruit and vegetable growers.

USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Program, developed by its Agricultural Marketing Service, invites growers involved in fruit farming and vegetable farming to take part in a series of free, interactive webinars. These informative webinars are designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers and retailers of all sizes. 

All of the webinars are free and available to anyone with Web access. At each webinar, you'll hear a presentation from a USDA expert on a specific topic, be introduced to our staff, and take part in an interactive question and answer session.

AMS services for the produce industry help buyers and sellers market their perishable products in the most efficient manner possible through distribution channels. The agency partners with state agencies for the benefit of nationwide growers, shippers, brokers, receivers, processors and the foodservice industry.

Here's a taste of what'll be covered at upcoming webinars. Follow the links next to the webinar titles below for full information on each session and to register.

Getting the Most from the Fruit and Vegetable Market News Retail Report

March 28, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time


An Introduction to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

April 25, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern time

An introduction to USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders and Agreements

July 18, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern time


USDA's Fresh Produce Market Inspection Basics

August 16, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern time



Registration is required and space is limited.  Log on today to register – it's your first step to gaining a competitive edge and learning how we can work together to meet your unique business needs. If you miss a webinar, just visit the Webinar Archive to watch it online. 

Have a question? Contact the Ag Marketing Service's Christopher Purdy at (202) 720-3209 or [email protected] .

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