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Arkansas Agri Marketing - Unit 4

Arkansas Framework Terms for Ag Marketing Unit4
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Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
an agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides standardization, grading, and market news for selected commodity programs, which include cotton, dairy, fruit and vegetable, livestock, seed, poultry, and tobacco
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
an agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture that protects and promotes health of agricultural animals, plants, and other organisms
Export
to ship products to foreign countries
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
a federal agency that is responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome, and sanitary (the FDA also ensures safety of medicines, cosmetics, and electronic products that emit radiation)
Genetically-Modified Organism
an unnatural organisms whose genetic makeup has been artificially altered
Import
products brought into a country from foreign countries
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
a non-governmental network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries
Marketing Order
a legal instrument binding on handlers of certain agricultural products, such as fruits and vegetables, that regulates trade in to assure product quality and flow to the market
Port
a harbor place where ships take in or discharge cargo
Port of Entry
a place where a U.S. customs agent is placed and authorized to collect duties on imported materials
Producer Quality Assurance Programs
guidelines followed by farmers and ranchers to assure the production of quality products and promote consumer confidence in food safety
Tariff
a duty or tax imposed on imported products
World Trade Organization (WTO)
a global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations