Section 6: Inspections, sampling, and testing
In the development of an IP program it will need to be determined if the trade of the specific agricultural products in the program will fall under laws regulating the trade or not. Identity-preserved agricultural products traded from the U.S. may come under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) or the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) or the trade or products may fall outside of these acts. Detailed information about these acts and sampling, inspection, and certification requirements can be found at the United States Department of Agriculture/Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration web pages (USDA/GIPSA) www.usda.gov/gipsa. These two acts are described below.