AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.; Agricultural Trade and Assistance Act of 1954, 7 U.S.C. 1427, 1431, 1691, et seq.; Rural Development Act of 1972, 7 U.S.C. 2662, 2663; International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuff Act of 1982; Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926, 7 U.S.C. 291, 292.
The Transportation Services program develops and promotes efficient agriculture transportation systems to help improve farm income, expand exports and meet the needs of rural America. The program provides technical and administrative direction, coordination, and leadership in the development and execution of agricultural transportation policies. Transportation Services provides a basis for Federal-State decision-makers in regulatory, policy and legislative matters in order to assure the transportation needs of rural communities and agriculture.
Types of Assistance
Advisory Services and Counseling; Training.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Assistance provided where it is determined that there is a significant regional impact at stake or a significant policy at issue with potentially broad implications.
Any State government, public and private organization and institution, business and industry, or individual may apply for technical assistance or service. State, trade associations, universities, and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for cooperative agreements.
Producers, processors, and general public.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
No formal application procedure specified; informal correspondence or personal contact is permissible. Contact Vacant, Director, Transportation and Marketing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 07 $2,719,000; FY 08 est $2,783,000; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
It is estimated that 12 research projects, 12 publications, and 25 workshops/conferences, will be completed in fiscal year 2006.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regional or Local Office
(Vacant), Deputy Administrator, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 690-1305.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals