We’ve previously discussed the Grass-Fed Program for Small and Very Small Producers. Today, the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service is holding a webinar to discuss the program. Information on the webinar is here but the basic details are:
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern
Dial-In By Phone: 866.740.1260, access code 72020000
Webinar Link: http://www.readytalk.com – On the left side of the screen enter participant access code: 72020000.
If you cannot attend the webinar, a recording will be made available by AMS.
Do you market 49 or less grass-fed cattle per year? If so, you may be interested in the Grass Fed Program for Small and Very Small Producers. The Program is a verification tool for producers to certify that animals meet the requirements of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Grass (Forage) Fed Marketing Claim Standard.
The purpose of the Program is to allow small and very small producers a means to market their calves or market ready cattle as USDA Certified grass-fed. The Agricultural Marketing Service will review the documentation and plan submitted by the producer and, if sufficient, will approve the producer and the cattle at that location as meeting the requirements of the Grass (Forage) Fed Marketing Claim Standard.
The Program is a less costly application process for small and very small producers. The application costs $108.00 and certification is for a two-year period. After certification, marketing as USDA Certified grass-fed beef is possible, along with the marketing advantages that come with the certification.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below!