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AMS Increasing Fees For Grading, Certification and Audit Services

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

(American Meat Institute)The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is increasing the fees and charges for Federal voluntary egg, poultry, and rabbit grading, certification, and auditing services for the next two fiscal years, FY 2008 and FY 2009.
Fees are increasing by 2.76 percent to 7.74 percent to cover the increase in salaries of Federal employees, salaries of State employees cooperatively utilized in administering the programs, and other agency costs.  The change goes into effect March 30, 2008.
For more information, contact David Bowden, Jr., Chief, USDA, AMS, PY, Standards, Promotions and Technology Branch, (202) 690-3148.

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