ALBANY — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have partnered in an effort to increase market access and reduce the risks fruit and vegetable producers face by helping them pay for buyer-required food safety certifications. Under the program, USDA will cover the costs of voluntary USDA Harmonized GAP and Harmonized GAP Plus+ audits. These audits verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of food safety hazards.
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Or reach out to one of the New York State contacts:
- Eastern Region – George Spohn
- West and Central Regions – Marty Farrell
For agricultural risk management and crop insurance resources please visit: https://agriskmanagement.cornell.edu
Cornell University delivers crop insurance education in New York State in partnership with the USDA, Risk Management Agency. This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMETS524C018
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