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Progress Report: Program Improves Measurement and Interdiction Activities; Still Supports the State Fair and Dependent Markets, Report No. 04-28, March 2004
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  • The Agricultural Economic Development Program has increased contributions to its marketing efforts, taken steps to reduce operating losses at the farmers’ markets, and ended the reassignment of agricultural interdiction staff to special duties.  The department has also discontinued some direct services to the Florida State Fair, and improved its ability to determine the return on investment for its marketing programs. 
  • However, the department needs to take further steps to improve the profitability of some farmers’ markets and continue to reduce direct support for the Florida State Fair.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 01-60 Justification Review: Agricultural Development Program Met Standards, But Activities Should Become Financially Self-Supporting, published in November 2001.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)
DACS - Animal Industry
DACS - Fruit and Vegetables
DACS - Marketing and Development
DACS - Plant Industry
DACS - Aquaculture

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