Trade and Distribution
Transportation Services Division
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Informs, represents, and assists agricultural shippers. Provides information on and by:
Agricultural Commodities (Fruit, Grain, Meat, Vegetables) Transportation Mode (Air, Barge, Ocean, Rail, Truck) Publications (Directories, Educational Material, Reports)
USDA. Farm Service Agency.
Handles the storage and distribution of commodities for the USDA addressing the following program areas:
Domestic Procurement Export Operations Transportation Services Warehouse Services
Rural and Agricultural Transportation
USDOT. National Transportation Library.
Import / Export
Helps small businesses by providing links to information on trade finance, trade agreements, exporting and importing, and business travel.
The Packer Online
Vance Publishing Corporation.
An online business newspaper for the produce industry which includes links to a produce availability and merchandising guide, annual survey information on fresh (produce) trends, and contact information for produce suppliers. Access to some information may require registration.
Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center
University of California at Davis.
Provides information for growers, shippers, marketers, carriers, distributors, retailers, processors, and consumers of fresh horticultural crops.
Exporting Food Products from the United States
DHHS. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Gives information on how to obtain certificates for the export of foods, provides links to selected topics, including food ingredients, packaging, and labeling, and to other federal agencies with responsibility for exports.