Shipping Point, Market, and Process

  • Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program

    The Fruit and Vegetable (F&V) Inspection Program offers an unbiased, third-party inspection service for the produce industry in Michigan and throughout the United States.

Good Agriculture Practices - Good Handling Practices

  • Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices

    Good Agricultural Practices, Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) were developed by USDA as a result of requests from states, shippers and growers. This program provides uniformity of a national auditing program for the fresh produce industry verifying good agricultural and handling practices. This is an independent, third-party, audit-based service provided by licensed GAP/GHP inspectors who have successfully completed the GAP/GHP training class and have participated in a minimum of three audits, including two as the lead auditor. This type of audit is required by some purchasers of produce and is mandatory to participate in the school lunch program.

Organic Cost Share

  • Organic Cost Share

    UPDATE: USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) to be the sole agency administering the Organic Certification Cost Share Program in Michigan.