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Arkansas Framework Terms for Ag Marketing Unit4

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


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


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


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


a duty or tax imposed on imported products

World Trade Organization (WTO)

a global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations

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