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Government Documents - Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Marketing Service

Guide to our holdings of publications of the USDA and its subsidiary agencies related to agriculture, farming, production, imports and exports, prices, research and development, farmer cooperatives, and related topics.

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 website). Among other areas of responsibility, AMS oversees the National Organic Program. AMS provides grants to specialty crop producers. 

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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

Honolulu Office

Services: Market Inspection, Shipping Point Inspection, Processed Inspection, Audit
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture
1851 Auiki Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96819-3100
Phone: 808-832-0709 or 0711; 808-832-0696
Fax: 808-832-0683
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Hawaiian Time)

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2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu HI 96822