The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), established in 1939, is "responsible for developing quality grade standards for agricultural commodities, administering marketing regulatory programs, marketing agreements and orders, and making food purchases for USDA food assistance programs" (USDA web site). Among other areas of responsibility, AMS oversees the National Organic Program. AMS provides grants to specialty crop producers.
Government Documents provides access to many AMS publications, including statistical releases such as Popcorn production, Vegetable situation, Rice market news, and National honey report. Other series include:
AMS (series) (A 88.40:) Reports and studies of marketing various commodities
We also have Congressional reports, documents, committee hearings, and prints related to agricultural marketing. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required). Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.
AMS produces numerous reports about specialty crops and agricultural marketing in Hawai‘i. Reports on grants to local producers, such as the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, are also available on the AMS website.