Market Protection and Promotion

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 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.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional and local offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
State Of New Hampshire-department Of Agriculture, Markets & Food $ 104,561   2009-04-012012-01-02
Harford, County Of $ 8,920   2009-09-282011-09-28
Capital Resource Conservation And Development Area Council, Incorporated $ 74,030   2009-09-282011-09-28
Usa Dry Pea And Lentil Council $ 87,250   2009-09-012010-09-30
Fondo De Innovacion Para El Desarrollo Agricola De Puerto Rico $ 30,000   2009-09-302010-09-30
Agriculture, Ohio Department Of $ 245,378   2007-10-302010-08-31
Agriculture, Maryland Department Of $ 6,905   2009-01-012009-12-31
South Dakota State University $ 92,680   2008-09-012009-12-31
Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consume $ 21,500   2009-05-292009-09-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University $ 45,710   2008-09-012009-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance provided to assure fair and open marketing distribution system for agricultural products.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service.

Credentials/Documentation

As provided for in applicable Acts as referred to in the Authorization Section above. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Procedures vary as provided for in applicable Acts. Contact appropriate area offices as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627, 7 U.S.C. 2101-2119; 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; Agricultural Fair Practices Act, 7 U.S.C. 2301-2306; Capper Volstead Act, 7 U.S.C 291-292; Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, 7 U.S.C. 6501-6522;.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Renewals

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Assistance Considerations

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

As provided for in applicable Acts.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-2500-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $17,338,000; FY 17 est $17,398,000; and FY 18 est $17,137,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

PA-655 'Export Fruit Acts-Questions and Answers,' AMS-592, Facts About Naming and Labeling Varieties of Seed,' 'The Plant Variety Protection Act,' requirements under the Federal Seed Act for Labeling treated Seed,' 7 CFR 33-35, 101- 151,201-202; PA-1005, 'Farmers Rights Under the Agricultural Fair Practices Act.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional and local offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Erin Morris 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: 202-690-4024

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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