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AnnouncementNovember 25, 2014



The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to present a new edition of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter. We also invite your participation in a December 9th webinar about the Organic Integrity Database. 

November 2014 Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter

The November issue of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter highlights our recent work to support organic agriculture, including:       

  • NOP's planning for the Organic Integrity Database
  • A National List update
  • Appeals update, with tips for certified organic operators
  • 2014 Accreditation, Compliance, and Enforcement Year in Review Summary
  • Update from the National Organic Standards Board Meeting
  • A thank you to departing NOSB members

View the November 2014 Organic Integrity Quarterly 


New Webinar on NOP Organic Integrity Database: December 9, 2-3 PM

On Tuesday December 9, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, the AMS National Organic Program (NOP) and Information Technology Service (ITS) will host an interactive webinar regarding the development of the Organic Integrity Database. (Read about the Database in the November newsletter announced above.)


The NOP will open with a short presentation about the database development project, including its goals, current development priorities, and timeline. We will then invite feedback from the group about the database priorities, and any additional requirements that are critical to the organic community and consumers.


Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:


Step 1- Dial In by Phone:

Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7202000


Step 2: Also Access the Web:  

Meeting URL:     

On the left side of the screen, enter
Participant Access Code: 7202000  

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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