What is the Weights and Measures Law? How Does it Impact Your Farm?
By Joanna Voigt
“All consumer goods are subject, in one way or another, to the weights and measures law.”
– Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA)
What is the Weights and Measures Law, and how does it impact businesses that direct-market agricultural products? According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures program website, all packages of all products must include the net weight of the product inside so that consumers can make price and quantity comparisons.Do you have a commercial weighing and measuring devise for your products? If not, where can you get one, who should certify it, and how often?
For answers to these important questions and a list of contacts and resources, CLICK HERE to print or download the Kansas Rural Center’s resource document on Weights and Measures Regulations in Kansas.
This resource document is an excerpt from Finding Your Niche, A Marketing Guide for Kansas Farms, published in January 2013 by the Kansas Rural Center. You may CLICK HERE to view the guide’s full Table of Contents and print or download other resource documents. Finding Your Niche: A Marketing Guide for Kansas Farms offers a great starting point for envisioning the potential your farm has to increase and respond to local demand.
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