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Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #2055, MS 0201, 20250-0201; (202) 720-4276. Fax, (202) 690-0746. Bruce Summers, Administrator. Public Affairs, (202) 720-8998.

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Provides domestic and international marketing services to the agricultural industry. Administers marketing, standardization, grading, inspection, and regulatory programs; maintains a market news service to inform producers of price changes; conducts agricultural marketing research and development programs; studies agricultural transportation issues.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Fair Trade Practices Program, Warehouse and Commodity Management, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 3601, 20250-0506; (202) 720-2121. Jose R. Gonzalez, Director.


Ensures that agriculture facilities are upholding the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. Warehouse Act and Commodity ...

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