This article discusses “Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities and its SOP Manual”. This industry comprises government establishments primarily engaged in the planning, administration, and coordination of agricultural programs for production, marketing, and utilization, including educational and promotional activities. Included in this industry are government establishments responsible for regulating and controlling the grading and inspection of food, plants, animals, and other agricultural products.
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Stage of Agricultural Marketing:
1. Assembly: Commodity buyers specialising in specific agricultural products, such commodities as grain, cattle, beef, oil palm, cotton, poultry and eggs, milk
2. Transportation: Independent truckers, trucking companies, railroads, airlines etc.
3. Storage: Grain elevators, public refrigerated warehouses, controlled-atmosphere warehouses, heated warehouses, freezer warehouses.
4. Grading and classification: Commodity merchants or government grading officials.
5. Processing: Food and fibre processing plants such as flour mills, oil mills, rice mills, cotton mills, wool mills, and fruit and vegetable canning or freezing plants.
6. Packaging: Makers of tin cans, cardboard boxes, film bags, and bottles for food packaging or fibre products.
7. Distribution and Retailing: Independent wholesalers marketing products for various processing plants to retailers (chain retail stores sometimes have their own separate warehouse distribution centres).
The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) has grouped services and activities associated with Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities under the NAICS industry code 926140. The following list shows some activities that are associated with industry 926140,