[Market-farming] GAPs mandatory - respond please

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Thu Sep 14 08:19:48 EDT 2006

First I've heard of this being mandatory.

Your second Cornell link didn't work. I can't find anything at the 
first site about either mandatory training for farmers or any scheduled 
workshops for farmers in NY.

They scheduled a day-long workshop in the middle of July? Is this a 
good time for growers in New Mexico? Here we keep trying to get them to 
schedule things in the winter, though they don't always listen.

And I strongly suspect that most of the time at a day-long workshop 
would be wasted for small growers who don't work with large crews.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Sep 13, 2006, at 11:22 PM, TradingPostPaul wrote:

> "On May 31 the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service announced that 
> growers
> will have to receive GAP certification as well by July 1, 2007".
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