This week’s Cotton Newsline is three cuts. All cuts are Michael D. Ward, Accreditation Manager, for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
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Mike Ward, Accreditation Manager for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, met recently with National Cotton Council members to explain how changes in phytosanitary inspections could affect U.S. cotton.
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As we all know, during the past decade U.S. cotton has shifted from a domestic to export market. According to Ward, APHIS helps U.S. cotton meet requirements for overseas shipment.
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APHIS is currently moving from a warehouse compliance system to an accreditation system. Ward explains how this change will make APHIS more responsive to U.S. cotton industry needs.
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Ward welcomes comments or suggestions regarding the accreditation system.