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GROWERS RESPONSE TO AGRICULTURAL SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

GRAS2P is a Washington tree fruit industry grower-based effort for audit readiness, food safety operating procedures, establishment of standards for sustainable practices, traceability from market back to farm, and continued use of good agricultural practices in orchards.

GRAS2P provides sound Economic, Environmental, and Educational solutions to assure and sustain safe, quality, Washington tree fruit production.

GRAS2P PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Develop intelligent, practical, grower-friendly, and science-based food safety and sustainability tools.
  • Prepare growers to successfully pass a USDA or Global G.A.P. third-party verification audit as well as to meet tree fruit industry specific sustainability standards associated with crop protection, soil fertility & plant nutrition, and water management.
  • Institute effective state-wide communication strategies between growers, packing houses, and markets which support food safety and economic viability of the industry.
  • Document process, participation, and practices to build the foundation for proactive political, market, and regulatory responses.
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