U.S. TO ASSIST COUNTRIES IN COLD-CHAIN PRACTICES

WASHINGTON -- Bolstered by additional funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is set to embark in June on a new voyage to assist foreign countries in implementing and standardizing cold-chain practices for produce and other perishables.The USDA's cold-chain initiative received an additional $316,000 in March after a successful four-market pilot study in Thailand,

WASHINGTON -- Bolstered by additional funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is set to embark in June on a new voyage to assist foreign countries in implementing and standardizing cold-chain practices for produce and other perishables.

The USDA's cold-chain initiative received an additional $316,000 in March after a successful four-market pilot study in Thailand, the Philippines, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. According to Steven Beasley, an agr

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