Direct Market Farming Resources

Direct selling is selling products direct to consumers in a non-retail space. These sales can take place in a variety of places like at home, online, at farmers' markets, or other non-store locations. "Agriculture is a cornerstone of America's rich community heritage. Farming in America has changed over the centuries, yet has always been dependent on sun, soil and water. More recently, farming has had to adapt to the increase in urban population as a competitor for water and land resources. At this same time, this proximity of rising population and affluence creates demand for fresh, locally produced farm products and services, and also raises awareness of the values of the state's deep agricultural traditions. The farmers, the land, and the water will always be the critical resources needed to secure the future of agriculture in America," said Gary Matteson with the Farm Credit Council in Washington D.C.  

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Food Safety

Tools for Marketing Your Business 

Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax 

Commonly referred to as a sales tax, the Arizona transaction privilege tat (TPT) is a tax on a vendor for the privilege of doing business in the state. Most businesses are subject to transaction privilege tax and must be licensed. 

Businesses selling a product or engaging in services are subject to TPT. A license from the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) would also be needed as well as a transaction privilege tax or business/occupational license from the city or cities in which the business is based and/or operates.  

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