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USDA Economic Research Service has released a new publication on Estimated Costs for Fruit and Vegetable Producers To Comply With the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Rule. The study found that farm-level costs to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule will vary from 0.3% of annual produce sales for the largest farms to 6.8% for the smallest. Compliance costs also vary by crop. The entire report is available online in PDF.



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