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Links offers several tools for staying on top of the latest weather situations. Ben-Bud Growers proudly supports the 5 A Day program and the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). The 5 A Day initiative uses color-coded categories for fruits and vegetables to promote increased health. One major goal for the 5 A Day program is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to 5 a day for 75 percent of Americans by 2010. For over 100 years, Produce Reporter Company (Blue Book Services) has been providing domestic and international fresh produce companies with timely, accurate, and reliable credit information. Produce suppliers, buyers, brokers, and transporters alike rely on Blue Book information to make safe, informed, and profitable business decisions. Red Book Credit Services evaluates over 36,000 firms worldwide on trading practices, business ethics and worthiness and is available in print and on the internet. Members have access to credit rating and marketing information regarding firms involved in the buying, selling and transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) archives

 U.S. Fod and Drug Administration


United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
 Produce Marketing Association The Produce Marketing Association is the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide.
 US Homeland Security The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security web site offers tremendous resources to the import / export community. Included is information about tariffs, duties, ports of entry, and trade statistics.
  The Packer is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis. The Packer has been reporting every week on the produce industry since 1893.
  Q56 Fruits and Vegetables Online Reference Manual
This manual allows easy access to information regarding regulations governing the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables into the United States, its territories, and possessions.


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