Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Agricultural producers may organize and vote to establish marketing order. A marketing order establishes a self-imposed assessment or fee to be used for industry purposes such as advertising, expanding markets, researching growing techniques, regulating product quality and grades, etc. Groups wishing to establish a marketing order must submit the proposal to the Commissioner of Agriculture, hold public hearings and conduct a referendum.
Information about avocado inspection in the state of Florida
Find information about citrus license and bond and FreshNet Movement and Accuracy.
Learn about programs available to educate Florida growers about the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.
Find information related to the Peanut Marketing Order, including national tonnage reports and information about the Florida Peanut Producers Association.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services conducts inspections of fresh and processed fruits, vegetables, nuts and specialty products to certify the class, quality, quantity and condition of agricultural products when shipped or received in interstate commerce.
Find information about Florida's tomato food safety program.
See a list of tropical fruit growers, suppliers, distributors and shippers in Florida.