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AnnouncementMay 22, 2014


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a new fact sheet on Organic Labeling at Farmer's Markets and the availability of the National Organic Program (NOP) Sound and Sensible Certification funding opportunity. 


Funding Opportunity - 

NOP Sound and Sensible Certification


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the official release of the "Sound and Sensible Certification" solicitation. The draft of this solicitation was posted at the end of April; this final version is the document that interested bidders should use as the official version to respond to. 




  • Any questions are to be submitted by June 13, 2014. Questions must be directed to Nathan Johnson. Do not send questions to the NOP. 
  • Proposals are due by Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM Central Time


Link to Solicitation Page: 


NOP Sound and Sensible Certification Solicitation


New Fact Sheet - 

Organic Labeling at Farmers Markets


The Organic Labeling at Farmer's Markets fact sheet can help farmers market vendors and community supported agriculture (CSA) operations properly market organic fruits, vegetables, or livestock products to consumers who are looking for fresh, locally sourced foods. It helps market participants understand the organic requirements, and know when organic certification is required. Finally, the fact sheet points to the Organic Literacy Initiative for additional information on organic regulations and certification.


View Organic Labeling at Farmers Markets


About the Agricultural Marketing Service

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) facilitates the competitive and efficient marketing of agricultural products. Through its National Organic Program, AMS facilitates trade and ensures the integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

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