The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing amendments to multiple parts of 7 CFR – Agriculture to add to their effectiveness and include commodities authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing the following changes to part 62, “Quality Systems Verification Programs:” Removing the reference to “Livestock, Meat, and Other Commodities” from the regulation title; defining the types of programs and services offered under QSVP; and updating administrative items.

The proposed amendments are a result of the 2013 merger of the Livestock and Seed and Poultry Programs. Previously, both programs offered QSVP services to their respective industries.

The proposed amendments were published in the Nov. 7, 2016 “Federal Register.” Comments can be viewed at