New Farmers

New GroupGAP Program for the Produce Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the official launch of GroupGAP, a new certification program that helps small and mid-sized growers and cooperatives meet retailers' on-farm food safety requirements. AMS is now accepting applications for enrollment in GroupGAP, which certifies that grower groups are following industry-recognized food safety practices. By leveraging economies of scale and increasing efficiencies, GroupGAP improves market access for small and midsized farmers and benefits the entire produce industry. Learn more by reading the News Release, or by visiting the GroupGap website.


Rick LeVitre
Executive Director
(518) 483-7403

Last updated April 18, 2016