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AnnouncementMarch 18, 2015


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce two new webinars.  On March 24, 2015, a webinar on organic market price reports will be held.  On March 26, 2015, a webinar on 2015 organic research grant opportunities is planned.


March 24 Webinar: Organic Market Price Reports

On March 24th at 2:00 pm, the USDA Organic Working Group (OWG) will host a webinar on organic market price reports, available from USDA Market News. Market News provides timely, reliable and unbiased market information on a wide variety of commodities and specialty crops, free of charge. The speakers will describe the available organic price and movement data, how USDA collects information, and how to use Market News reports. There will be time for questions and answers, following a short presentation.

March 26 Webinar: 2015 Organic Research Grant Opportunities  

On Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time, the USDA OWG will host a webinar to provide an overview of USDA's 2015
Organic Transitions Program(ORG) and Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) Requests for Applications. The overall goal of the ORG is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. The OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities.

For ORG, the Notification of Intent (NOI) to Submit emails are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 26, 2015, and applications must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on April 16, 2015. For OREI, NOI to Submit emails are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 1, 2015, and applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2015. This webinar will provide information on current research priorities and an opportunity for questions and answers with USDA research leaders.

Webinar Instructions 


Pre-registration is not required for these webinar sessions. 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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