Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI): A program, administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, that inspects incoming passengers, luggage, and cargo at U.S. ports of entry in order to protect U.S. agriculture from foreign animal and plant pests and diseases.
Business / Agriculture / Intermediate Agricultural Products: Generally refers to agricultural products that have a higher per-unit value than bulk commodities: they are often partly processed but not necessarily ready for the consumers. Examples might include s MORE
Technology / Aviation / Inspection Authorization: An authorization issued by the FAA to experienced A&P technicians meeting certain requirements. This authorization allows them to return aircraft to service after annual inspections or certain major r MORE
Business / Agriculture / Grain Inspection Packers And Stockyards Administration (GIPSA): An agency established in 1994 that combines the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) and the Packers and Stockyards Administration (P&S). FGIS provides grain marketing standards and an official ins MORE
Business / Agriculture / Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF): Created in 1978, the facility is a cooperative effort between USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce to co MORE
Business / Construction / Nail Inspection: An inspection made by a municipal building inspector after the drywall material is hung with nails and screws (and before taping). MORE
Business / Agriculture / National Agricultural Research Extension And Teaching Policy Act: Title XIV of Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 made USDA the leading federal agency for agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs. It also consolidated the funding for these programs. MORE