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RELATED PROGRAMS:
10.500 Cooperative Extension Service
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This
program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Request
for grading of a commodity must be submitted to local AMS grading office in
writing. Eligible hatcheries apply for registration by contacting: Chief, Poultry
Grading Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture,
Washington, DC 20250.
Award Procedure:
Eligible hatcheries and shell egg handlers must complete registration forms.
Deadlines:
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Not Applicable.
Appeals:
In cases in which applicants do not agree with the grade given, they may appeal
for a review of the grade to the local AMS office.
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 agreements. See the following for information on how assistance is
awarded/released: N/A.
Reports:
Not Applicable.
Audits:
Not Applicable.
Records:

None.

Account Identification:

12-2500-0-1-352; 12-8015-0-7-352. Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $205,346,000; FY 12 est $217,510,000; and FY 13 est $218,896,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 7 CFR 26-32, 41-70, 160- 171, 205; AH-533, "USDA Standards for Food and Farm Products;" Marketing Bulletin No. 37, "The Story of Cotton;" "Annual Report on Tobacco Statistics, AH-566, The Classification of Cotton;" Misc. Pub. No. 867, "Tobacco in the U.S.;" quarterly report-- "Tobacco Stocks Reports as of Jan. 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1;" MS-82, "Cotton Testing Service;" AMS-180 MB-41, "Market News Service on Cotton; "MB-43, 7 CFR 2851, 2852, 2853, 2855, 2856, 2858, 2870, 28171; AH-341, "USDA Standards for Food and Farm Products." AH-31, "Poultry Grading Manual." AH-75, "Egg Grading Manual." Egg and Egg Products Inspection Regulations (7 CFR Part 2859); POB-FL-33, Tobacco Market Review for Flue-cured; POB-LA-34, Tobacco Market Review for Burley; POB-LA-33, Tobacco Market Review for Fire and Dark Air. Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Local Agricultural Marketing Service inspection, grading, and classing 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.

10.163 MARKET PROTECTION AND PROMOTION FEDERAL AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627, 7 U.S.C. 2101-2119; Egg Research and Consumer Information Act, 7 U.S.C. 2701-2718; Export Apple and Pear Act, 7 U.S.C. 581-590; Export Grape and Plum Act, 7 U.S.C. 591-599; Federal Seed Act, 7 U.S.C. 1551-1611; National Wool Act of 1954, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 1787; Plant Variety Protection Act, 7 U.S.C. 2321-2331, 2351-2357, 2371-2372, 2401- 2404, 2421-2427, 2441-2443, 2461-2463, 2481-2486, 2501-2504, 2531-2532, 2541-2545, 2561-2569, 2581-2583; 7 U.S.C. 4301-4319; Cotton Research and Promotion Act, 7 U.S.C. 2101-2118; Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act of 1983, 7 U.S.C. 5111; Agricultural Fair Practices Act, 7 U.S.C. 2301-2306; Capper Volstead Act, 7 U.S.C 291-292; Potato Research and Promotion Act, 7 U.S.C. 2611-2627; Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2901-2911; Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 1612-1631; Dairy Research and Promotion Act, 7 U.S.C. 4501-4513, 4532; Watermelon Research and Promotion Act, 7 U.S.C. 4901-4916; Honey Research Promotion and Consumer Information Act, 7 U.S.C. 4601-4612; Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1990, 7 U.S.C. 6301-6311; Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1990, 7 U.S.C. 61016112; Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 1990, 7 U.S.C. 6401-6417; Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, 7 U.S.C. 6501-6522; Fresh Cut Flowers and Fresh Cut Greens Promotion and Information Act of 1993, 7 U.S.C. 6801-6814; Popcorn Promotion Research, and Consumer Information Act, 7 U.S.C. 7481-7491; National Kiwifruit Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act, 7 U.S.C. 7461-7473. OBJECTIVES: The Federal Seed Program prevents mislabeled seed from moving in interstate commerce by providing for random sampling of seeds to insure accurate labeling of seed characteristics. The Plant Variety Protection Program offers legal protection to developers of new varieties of plants which reproduce by providing the equivalent of a patent to the plant's developer. The Research and Promotion Programs provide for the collection of an assessment for each commodity covered by statutes to enable the commodity industries to carry out research and promotion activities. It is the responsibility of the Agricultural Marketing Service to assure responsible use of these assessments in meeting the research and promotion objective. The Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act authorized the establishment of a National dairy promotion research and nutrition education program. To eliminate deceptive, unfair and fraudulent trade practices in the processing and marketing of food and agricultural products; provide assistance to those striving to achieve this objective. The Pesticide Data Program works with participating States to collect and analyze data on pesticide use and residue levels for selected commodities in the nation's food supply. This program provides statistically based data to Federal agencies for use in making policy decisions for regulatory and educational purposes. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: ADVISORY SERVICES AND COUNSELING; PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES; TRAINING USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Assistance provided to assure fair and open marketing distribution system for agricultural products. Applicant Eligibility: Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service. State, trade associations, and universities may be eligible for cooperative agreements.

Website Address:

http://www.ams.usda.gov.

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As provided for in applicable Acts.
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 in agreements. See the following for information on how
assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in agreements.
Reports:
Not Applicable.
Audits:

Other government agencies and private industry. State, trade associations, universities, and other nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for cooperative agreements. Beneficiary Eligibility: Producers, processors, marketing agencies, and general public.

Credentials/Documentation:

Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State

Not Applicable.

Records:

and local governments, or OMB Circular No. A-21 for Educational Institutions. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is 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:

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Account Identification:

12-2500-0-1-352.

Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $39,410,000; FY 12 est $35,867,000; and FY 13 est $29,688,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not Applicable.

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Contact Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency must be used for this program.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Award Procedure:

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Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 499a-4995; Produce Agency Act, 7 U.S.C. 491-497. OBJECTIVES: To reduce unfair and fraudulent practices in the marketing of perishable agricultural commodities in interstate and foreign commerce. To prevent the destruction or dumping, without good and sufficient cause of farm produce received in interstate commerce by commission merchants and others and to require them truly and correctly to account for all farm produce received by them.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: As provided for in agreements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Reports: Not Applicable. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of 7 CFR Part 3052, which implement OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 7 CFR 3052. Records: As provided for in the Agreement. Account Identification: 12-2500-0-1-352. Obligations: (Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 11 $2,618,000; FY 12 est $2,839,000; and FY 13 est $2,839,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not Applicable. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Fiscal Year 2011: Played a leading role in establishing the National Food Hub Collaboration. With cooperative research assistance from Michigan State University, improved the platform for interested market managers and organizers to submit their market information electronically. Completed numerous facilities design projects/studies; published articles, reports, and other publications; gave numerous marketing presentations, training, and webinars. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Not Applicable. Regional or Local Office:

INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Assistance provided to assure a fair and open marketing distribution system for agricultural products. No specific restrictions. Applicant Eligibility: Business and industry or individuals may apply for a PACA license. Beneficiary Eligibility: Business and industry or individuals may apply for a PACA license. Credentials/Documentation: As provided for in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 499a-4995; Produce Agency Act, 7 U.S.C. 491-497. 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. Contact appropriate area offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Award Procedure:

None.

None.

Headquarters Office:
Barbara Robinson, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of
Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 690-1305.
Website Address:
http://www.ams.usda.gov.
RELATED PROGRAMS:

Deadlines:
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Not Applicable.
Appeals:
As provided for in applicable Acts.
Renewals:
As provided for in applicable Acts.
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:
N/A. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released:
As provided for in applicable Acts.
Reports:
Not Applicable.
Audits:
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. As
provided for in applicable Acts.
Records:
As provided for in applicable Acts.
Account Identification:

Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
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:

Not Applicable.

12-5070-0-2-352.

10.165 PERISHABLE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES ACT
FEDERAL AGENCY:
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
AUTHORIZATION:

Obligations: (Investigation of Complaints) FY 11 $10,354,000; FY 12 est $10,710,000; and FY 13 est $10,778,000

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. No formal application procedure specified; informal correspondence or personal contact is permissible. Contact Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

Award Procedure:

None.

Deadlines:

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Not Applicable.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, and Regulations (other than
rules of practice).
Regional or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional and local offices 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:
36.001 Fair Competition Counseling and Investigation of Complaints
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Not Applicable.
Appeals:
Not Applicable.
Renewals:
Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
As provided for in agreements. See the following for information on how
assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in agreements.
Reports:
No reports are required.
Audits:
No audits are required for this program.
Records:

None.

Account Identification:

12-2500-0-1-352.

10.167 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FEDERAL AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 U.S.C 1281 et seq.; Agricultural Trade and Assistance Act of 1954, 7 U.S.C 1427,1431,1691; Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926, 7 U.S.C 291-292; Rural Development Act of 1972, 7 U.S.C 2662-2663; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C 1621; International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuff Act of 1982. OBJECTIVES: The Transportation Services program develops and promotes efficient agriculture transportation systems to help improve farm income, expand exports and meet the needs of rural America. The program provides technical and administrative direction, coordination, and leadership in the development and execution of agricultural transportation policies. Transportation Services provides a basis for Federal-State decision-makers in regulatory, policy and legislative matters in order to assure the transportation needs of rural communities and agriculture. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: ADVISORY SERVICES AND COUNSELING; TRAINING USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Assistance provided where it is determined that there is a significant regional or policy issue with potentially broad implications. Applicant Eligibility: Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service. State, trade associations, universities, and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for cooperative agreements. Beneficiary Eligibility: Producers, processors, and general public. 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:

Obligations:
(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 11 $2,678,000; FY 12 est $2,895,000;
and FY 13 est $2,895,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Not Applicable.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Not Applicable.
Regional or Local Office:
None.
Headquarters Office:
Barbara Robinson, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of
Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 690-1305.

Website Address:

http://www.ams.usda.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

10.168 FARMERS' MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAM FEDERAL AGENCY:

Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION:

deadlines.

Section 5 of the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976, Public Law 94-463, as amended by Section 10605 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171.

OBJECTIVES:

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
120 to 180 days from the application deadline.
Appeals:
Not Applicable.
Renewals:

To increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities assisting in the improvement and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities; and develop, or aid in the development of, new farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer infrastructures.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Projects must improve and expand, or assist in the improvement and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities through innovative approaches to market operations and management, improving access to relevant marketing and financial information, and consumer-based education and market access. Eligible entities must apply for FMPP funds on behalf of direct marketing operations that include two or more farmers/farm vendors who produce and sell their own products through a common distribution channel. Use of funds are based on documented needs, excluding, however, routine operational expenses such as management salaries or other salaries associated with normal operation of farm markets/marketing entities, utility bills, and insurance premiums. FMPP grant funds cannot be used to pay for acquisition, repair, rehabilitation, or construction of a building or facility; acquisition of land; political or lobbying activities; or any activities prohibited by 7 CFR parts 3015 and 3019. Additional detail and justification must be provided for any purchase that is expected to exceed $5,000. Applicant Eligibility: Agricultural cooperatives, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities, and Tribal governments. Projects must be located within the 50 States or the District of Columbia.

Not Applicable. Formula and Matching Requirements: Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Projects are not to exceed 18 months. Grant payments are made on an as-needed basis over the grant period. Advance payments may be requested. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As provided for in agreements. Reports: No program reports are required. As provided for in agreements. Progress reports are required at the midpoint of projects approved for one year and at 6-month intervals for projects of longer duration. A final report of results and accomplishments and form SF 269A must be submitted no later than 90 days after the grant ends. As provided for in agreements. As provided for in agreements.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of 7 CFR Part 3052, which implement OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 7 CFR 3052.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Direct marketing operations that include two or more farm vendors who produce and sell their own products through a common marketing channel, and

consumers.

Records:

Credentials/Documentation:

Grantees and sub-grantees must keep all records relating to the grant for 3 years from the date the SF-269A is submitted to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Applicants must provide documentation as to how they meet the definition of an eligible entity. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Account Identification:

12-2501-0-1-352.

Obligations:
(Project Grants) FY 11 $9,926,000; FY 12 est $10,000,000; and FY 13 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
The maximum grant is $75,000.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is 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: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must submit forms SF-424, SF-424A, and SF-424B, an eligibility statement, a narrative description of the proposal including project title, executive summary, goals, background, workplan and resource requirements, and expected results, a supplemental budget summary, and any supporting documents such as letters of support.

Fiscal Year 2011: In 2011, FMPP provided $9.2 million in competitive grants to nonprofit corporations, producer networks, producer associations, Tribal governments, local governments, and agricultural cooperatives to expand direct farmer-to-consumer sales. A total of 149 projects from 42 States and the District of Columbia were selected for funding out of the 397 proposals received from 49 States and the District of Columbia. The amount awarded included 17 new EBT projects, representing approximately 12.2 percent of total funding for 2011 ($1.12 million). Synopses for the full portfolio of FMPP grant awards for 2011 can be viewed at http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5094639& acct=fmpp. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available

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