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Award Procedure: FSA will establish the minimum qualifying cost of restoration, which may vary by State or region. Participants are not eligible to receive funding under EFRP for land on which FSA determines that the participant has or will receive funding for the same or similar expenses under: The Emergency Conservation Program The Wetland Reserve Program The Emergency Wetland Reserve Program The Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: An on site inspection must be made before approval of any request for EFRP assistance. The on site inspection may be waived by FSA, in its discretion only, where damage is so sever that an on site inspection is unnecessary as determined by FSA.

http://www.fsa.gov RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.054 Emergency Conservation Program EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Not Applicable. CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not Applicable.

The time limits for submission of information shall be determined by the Deputy Administrator. The payment request deadline for each EFRP practice will be provided in the agreement after the application is approved. Time limits may be extended where failure to submit required information within the applicable time limits is due to reasons beyond the control of the participant. Appeals: Determinations may be appealed in accordance with the administrative appeal regulations at parts 11 and 780 of 7 CFR. Renewals:

10.141 DAIRY PRODUCT PRICE SUPPORT PROGRAM DPPSP formerly known as the Milk Price Support Program (MPSP) FEDERAL AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Title 1, Part E, Section 1501, Public Law 110-246, 7 U.S.C 8771. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of DPPSP is to establish minimum purchase prices to support the price of nonfat dry milk (NDM), butter, and cheddar cheese through purchases of such products made from cows milk produced in the United States (U.S.). The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) may increase the purchase prices when it is considered to be appropriate. However to avoid excess inventory the minimum purchase prices can only be temporarily adjusted downward as outline in P.L. 110-246. P.L. 110-246 reauthorized MPSP as DPPSP beginning January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2012. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: DPPSP provides a safety net for dairy producers,. When butter, NDM or Cheddar Cheese is offered to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), it will purchase the dairy products as long as the products meet CCC's specifications. CCC is authorized to donate food commodities acquired through price support programs to domestic and foreign feeding programs as required by law. Applicant Eligibility: A potential applicant is an eligible offeror who is authorized to enter into a purchase agreement with CCC. A eligible offeror is a person,firm,cooperation, or other legal entity who is the manufacturer of the dairy product offered or a marketing cooperative for the manufacturer.

Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Reports:
Not Applicable.
Audits:
Not Applicable.
Records:
For the purposes of EFRP, no receipt, invoice, or other record is required to be
retained by any agricultural producer as evidence tending to show performance
of a practice needs to be retained by such producer more than two years
following the close of the program year of the program.
Account Identification:

12-0171-0-1-453.

Obligations:
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $2,225,787; FY 12 est
$40,174,000; and FY 13 est $4,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Not Applicable.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
7 CFR 701 Provides the terms, conditions and requirements of EFRP.
Regional or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office:
James Michaels 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of
Columbia 20250 Email: james.michaels@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-690-0794

The eligible product must not have been sold before to another party and the eligible offeror must be the manufacturer of the dairy product offered or a marketing cooperative for the manufacturer. An eligible product: 1) must be manufactured from dairy cow's milk produced in the U.S.; 2) purchased only from an eligible offeror; 3) must be USDA inspected; 4) block cheddar cheese must be U.S. Grade A or higher 5) barrel cheese must be U.S. Extra Grade; 6) butter must be U.S. Grade A or higher; 7) NDM must be U.S. Extra Grade 8) CCC may require other terms and conditions of purchase as specified. Beneficiary Eligibility: Agricultural producers and the general public will receive the ultimate benefits from the program because it provides direct assistance and allows CCC to purchase and deliver commodities to the domestic and foreign feeding distribution programs. Credentials/Documentation: Vendors will notify the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to check the grade and perform an analysis of the commodities. The eligible offeror submits an offer form (KC-327 Dairy 7A) to the Kansas City Administrative Office (KCAO), Domestic Procurement Division (DPD), Dairy and Multi-Food Branch (DMB) either by fax, mail, or e-mail. DPD shall verify the vendor code and the warehouse availability for eligible products. If the offer is approved,

(i) net removals of butter for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 450,000,000 pounds, but do not exceed 650,000,000 pounds, then the CCC butter purchase price is not less than $0.95 per pound during the immediately following month, or (ii) net removals of butter for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 650,000,000 pounds, then the CCC butter purchase price is not less than $0.85 per pound during the immediately following month;

DPD/DMB will prepare and enter contract transactions into the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. An acceptance wire is created and will be approved by the CCC Accepting Official. After approval, the acceptance wire is faxed to the applicable vendor. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Offers, modifications, withdrawals, and cancellations shall be submitted by: a) email with an electronic signature, b) Facsimile (FAX) to (816) 926-6381; or c) Express or regular mail, and/or hand delivered.

Please indicate in the subject line for email or fax "Offer under Purchase Announcement Dairy (applicable number) and the name of the commodity (butter, cheese, or NDM). If you are submitting by mail, please place the notation in the lower-left corner of the envelope.

(4) nonfat dry milk at $0.80 per pound, unless (i) net removals of nonfat dry milk for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 600,000,000 pounds, but do not exceed 800,000,000 pounds, then the CCC nonfat dry milk purchase price is not less than $0.75 per pound during the immediately following month, or, (ii) net removals of nonfat dry milk for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 800,000,000 pounds, then the CCC nonfat dry milk purchase price is not less than $0.70 per pound during the immediately following month. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Duration of agreement and order. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly Reports: No reports are required. Audits: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. CCC will randomly conduct domestic origin compliance reviews to determine if the product, containers, and packaging to CCC was produced and manufactured in the U.S. from materials produced and manufactured in the U.S. CCC may request the eligible to submit documentation to support compliance. Records: The eligible offer shall maintain records to verity that during the delivery period, at the point of packaging or, at the point of delivery to CCC, the product, containers, and packaging were in compliance with the requirements of the current DPPSP Purchase Announcement.

A prospective offeror shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov. Award Procedure: The date of the contract will be the date of an acceptance offer by CCC. The contract shall consist of the current version of the DPPSP, Purchase Announcement; an Offer; and CCC's acceptance of offer. The contract shall be forwarded to the Office of Budget and Finance (OBF), Financial Services Center, Funds and Commodity Management Office, Invoice Payment Group (Finance Office) in Kansas City. The Finance Office will review the Notice of Delivery (N/D) and other related product delivery information and forward the N/D to the vendor. The vendor will deliver the commodities in accordance to the N/D requirements and submit the invoice package to the Finance Office for payment. The completed invoice package shall include the grading certificate, bill of lading, and invoice or N/D. The Finance Office will enter the invoice into WBSCM. Vendor shall receive an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or paper check.

Account Identification:

Deadlines:

Jan 01, 2008 to Dec 31, 2012 Not Applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 1 to 15 days. Not Applicable. Appeals: Not Applicable. Renewals: Not Applicable. Formula and Matching Requirements: Statutory Formula: Title 7 , Chapter Agriculture, Part 1430.100, Subpart A-Dairy Product Price Support Program, Public Law 110-246. Not Applicable. Matching Requirements: CCC will offer to purchase products at the following prices for all regions of the United States: (1) cheddar cheese in blocks at not less than $1.13 per pound; unless (i) net removals of cheese for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 200,000,000 pounds, but do not exceed 400,000,000 pounds, then the CCC cheddar cheese in blocks purchase price is not less than $1.03 per pound, during the immediately following month, or (ii) net removals of cheese for a period of 12 consecutive months exceed 400,000,000 pounds, then the CCC cheddar cheese in blocks purchase price is not less than $0.93 per pound during the immediately following month;

12-4336-0-1-351. Obligations: (Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 11 $12,000; FY 12 est $0; and FY 13 est $0 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No data available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, P.L. 110-246 7 CFR 1430 7 USC 8771 DPPSP Purchase Announcement Dairy 7 2010 and Subsequent Years FSA Notices and Fact Sheets Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Headquarters Office: William A March 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: William.March@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-4037 Website Address: http://www.fsa.usda.gov RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.080 Milk Income Loss Contract Program
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

(2) cheddar cheese in barrels at the cheddar cheese block price, less $0.03 per pound;

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Account Identification:

10.153 MARKET NEWS FEDERAL AGENCY:

12-2500-0-1-352.

Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
AUTHORIZATION:
Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act, 7 U.S.C. 471-473, 473b, 475-476;
Tobacco Inspection Act, 7 U.S.C. 511h; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7
U.S.C. 1622k; Tobacco Statistics Act, 7 U.S.C. 501-508; Naval Stores Act, 7
U.S.C. 91-99; Cotton Futures Act, 7 U.S.C. 15b; Peanut Statistics Act, 7 U.S.C.
951-957; Food Security Act of 1985, as amended.
OBJECTIVES:
To provide timely and accurate information on prices, demand, movement,
volume, and quality on all major U.S. agricultural commodities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: The information can be used by anyone as a basis for judging prevailing commodity values. Market news information widely distributed through a variety of electronic sources as well as fax and paper copies. Applicant Eligibility: Any public or private organization, or individual, including those located in the U.S. Territories, may subscribe to existing market news reports or bulletins pertaining to specific agricultural commodities. Beneficiary Eligibility: Anyone availing themselves of this service. Credentials/Documentation: Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Requests for Market News should be made to the appropriate commodity division of the AMS field office (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of office locations). Award Procedure:

Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $33,698,000; FY 12 est $32,949,000; and FY 13 est $32,949,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not Applicable. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: MB-40, "The Federal- State Market News Services;" MB-41, "Market News Service on Cotton;" MB-61, "The Market News Service on Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental and Specialty Crops;" MB-44, "The Market News Service on Grain;" MB-63 "Market News Service on Dairy, MB-60 Market News Service and Poultry Products;" MB-43, "Market News Service for Tobacco and Naval Stores;" Annual Market Statistical Summaries are available for sale only through the AMS commodity divisions. Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. AMS field offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog Headquarters Office: David Shipman, 1400 Independence Ave SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 720-4276. Website Address: http://www.ams.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.250 Agricultural and Rural Economic Research; 10.500 Cooperative Extension Service; 10.700 National Agricultural Library; 10.950 Agricultural Statistics Reports; 11.001 Census Bureau Data Products; 11.110 Manufacturing and Services

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

None.

Deadlines:

Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Not Applicable.
Appeals:
Not Applicable.
Renewals:
Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
As provided for in subscription. Method of awarding/releasing assistance:
quarterly.
Reports:
No reports are required.
Audits:
No audits are required for this program.
Records:

10.155 MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS FEDERAL AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 601, 602, 608a-e, 612, 614, 624, 671-674; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Public Law 100-203, 7 U.S.C. 4501- 4513; Agriculture and Food Act of 1981, 7 U.S.C. 2242a. OBJECTIVES: Marketing Agreements and Orders are designed to stabilize market conditions and improve returns to producers through the establishment of minimum prices, regulating the quality and quantity of commodities sold through commercial channels, and providing market promotion. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: ADVISORY SERVICES AND COUNSELING; PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The provisions of orders and agreements are designed specifically to meet the marketing and economic problems of the commodity or area covered. For dairy products, the orders establish orderly marketing conditions in the sale of milk by dairy farmers to handlers, whereas fruit, vegetable, nut, and grass seed, are established to regulate the quantity and quality of products sold in commercial channels. Applicant Eligibility: Marketing orders are issued by the Secretary of Agriculture only after a public hearing where milk, fruit and vegetable producers, marketers, and consumers

None.

Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
AH-421, Compilation of Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act; PA947, Can a
Marketing Order Help?; PA-1095, Marketing Agreements and Orders for Fruits
and Vegetables; AMS-565, Sources of Milk for Federal Order Markets by State
and County; AMS-559, Questions and Answers on Federal Milk Marketing
Orders; MB-27, The Federal Milk Marketing Order Program; SB-625, Federal
Milk Order Market Statistics, Annual Summary; SB-624, Dairy Market
Statistics, Annual Summary; MB-63, Market News Service on Dairy Products;
How to Buy Dairy Products, HG-201; How to Buy Cheese, HG-193; How to
Buy Butter, HG-148; Diary Products Grading Services, MB-69; Judging and
Scoring Milk and Cheese, FB-2259.
Regional or Local Office:
None.
Headquarters Office:
David Shipman, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of
Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 720-4276.

Website Address:

testify, and after farmers vote approval through a referendum. Growers of certain fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops (like nuts, raisins, olives, and hops). Dairy farmers are the primary applicants. Beneficiary Eligibility: The beneficiaries are producers of milk, fruit and vegetable products. Credentials/Documentation: Evidence (usually hearings) required indicating that agreement or order will assist in the orderly marketing of a commodity. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Made in the form of a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture fully documenting the need for an agreement or order. Award Procedure: Decision to establish or not to establish an agreement and order is made by the Secretary of Agriculture after public hearings and referendums are conducted. Deadlines: Not Applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Subject to time required to hold public hearings, investigations and to conduct a referendum. Approximately 1 year after start of public hearings. Appeals: Not Applicable. Renewals: Not Applicable. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Duration of agreement and order. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Reports: Quarterly and yearly financial and statistical reports are to be made to the applicable AMS commodity division by producers or handlers as provided for by each agreement and order. Quarterly and yearly financial and statistical reports are to be made to the applicable AMS commodity division by producers or handlers as provided for by each agreement and order. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Audits: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Financial and program audits pertaining to marketing agreements and order transactions are made periodically. Records: Financial and statistical records relating to the operation of the agreement and order are to be maintained for 3 years. Account Identification:

http://www.ams.usda.gov.
RELATED PROGRAMS:
10.051 Commodity Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments; 10.500 Cooperative
Extension Service; 36.001 Fair Competition Counseling and Investigation of
Complaints
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

10.156 FEDERAL-STATE MARKETING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FEDERAL AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, Section 2045, 7 U.S.C. 1623(b). OBJECTIVES: To assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Proposals may deal with barriers, challenges or opportunities manifesting at any stage of the marketing chain including direct, wholesale, and retail. Proposals may involve small, medium or large scale agricultural entities but should potentially benefit multiple producers. Proprietary proposals that benefit one business or individual will not be considered. Proposals that address issues of importance at the State, regional or national level are appropriate for FSMIP. FSMIP also seeks unique proposals on a smaller scale that may serve as pilot projects or case studies useful as a model for others. Of particular interest are proposals that reflect a collaborative approach between the States, academia, the farm sector and other appropriate entities and stakeholders. Applicant Eligibility: State Departments of Agriculture, State Agricultural Experiment Stations and other appropriate State agencies. Beneficiary Eligibility: Producers, processors, marketing agencies, and general public. Credentials/Documentation: A grant agreement is entered into between the administering Federal agency and the State agency that submits the application. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is

12-5209-0-2-605.

Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $20,056,000; FY 12 est $20,056,000; and FY 13 est $20,056,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

None.

not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedures: OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must submit forms SF-424 and SF-424A, a narrative description of the proposal, and a supplemental budget. Supporting documents such as letters of support may be submitted.

Headquarters Office:
Janise Zygmont, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of
Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 720-8043.
Website Address:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/tmd/fsmip.htm.
RELATED PROGRAMS:
Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Award Procedure:

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Project selection is based on several factors: relative need or importance of the problem to be addressed; benefits likely to be derived in relation to the funds requested; level of state and other nonfederal support; potential impact on other states or issues of national importance; measures to be used in evaluating the impact of the project; and unique innovative features of the project.

The requests are reviewed and approved or disapproved by the Agricultural Marketing Service in competition with other applications received. Grantees are notified of the amount awarded by allotment letter. Grant payments are made on a reimbursable basis. Deadlines: Feb 11, 2009 Mid-February. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: > 180 Days. 4-5 months from the application deadline. Appeals: No formal appeal procedure. Renewals: > 180 Days. Awards are generally for one year. Additional time to complete the project may be requested. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Payments are made to the States on an as needed, reimbursable basis over the grant period. Advance payments may be requested. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Reports: Not Applicable. Audits:

10.162 INSPECTION GRADING AND STANDARDIZATION (Agricultural Fair Practices Act) FEDERAL AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1622a-J, 1-n; Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act, 7 U.S.C. 473d; Cotton Futures Act, 7 U.S.C. 15b; Cotton Standards Act, 7 U.S.C. 51-65; Naval Stores Act, 7 U.S.C. 91-99, Tobacco Inspection Act, 7 U.S.C. 511 i-q; Wool Standards Act, 7 U.S.C. 415b-d; Egg Products Inspection Act, Public Law 91-597, 21 U.S.C. 1031-1056; Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act of 1983, 7 U.S.C. 4501-4513; Tobacco Statistics Act, 7 U.S.C. 501-508; Food Security Act of 1985, as amended. OBJECTIVES: To develop and apply standards of quality and condition for agricultural commodities; to participate and assist in the development of international agricultural standards; and to conduct quarterly inspections of egg handlers and hatcheries.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Not Applicable.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Records:

States must keep all records relating to the grant for 3 years.

Account Identification:

12-2501-0-1-352. Obligations: (Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 11 $1,331,000; FY 12 est $1,198,000; and FY 13 est $1,331,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $21,000 to $135,000. Average: $51,385. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Fiscal Year 2011: During 2011, State agencies were encouraged to submit FSMIP proposals that reflect a collaborative approach between the States, academia, and the farm sector and which have regional or national significance. The program was appropriated $1.3 million for competitive grants projects and these funds were allocated among 25 projects from 19 States. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: A request for proposals is announced each fall via agency press release, Federal Register notice, a letter to state departments of agriculture, and the program web site. Additional information about the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program as well as links to final project reports are available at the program web site. Regional or Local Office:

USDA grades are used by the owners of agricultural commodities and by dealers in these commodities to Hatcheries and shell egg handlers, except for producer-packers with an annual production from 3,000 hens or less packing for the retail consumer are required to be checked quarterly to determine the disposition of certain undergrade eggs. Applicant Eligibility: Any owner of or dealer in agricultural commodities who (a) has a financial interest in the commodity to be graded and (b) is located within the United States and its Territories. All hatcheries and shell egg handlers having an annual production from 3,000 or more hens who pack for the retail consumer and are located within the U.S. or its Territories. Beneficiary Eligibility: Buyers and sellers of agricultural commodities. Shell egg handlers having an annual production from 3,000 or more hens who pack for the retail consumer and are located in the U.S. or its Territories. Credentials/Documentation: No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures:

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