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AnnouncementApril 24, 2015


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce its National Organic Program's (NOP) Strategic Plan (2015 - 2018), and the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) loans and grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) agency.

NOP's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan  

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to share its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. This document includes information about the AMS vision, mission, and strategic goals; the NOP organization and activities; a summary of successes over the past five years; and our strategic goals and priority projects.  


NOP 2015-2018 Strategic Plan  

Rural Energy for America Program Loans and Grants

If you are an agricultural producer with at least 50% of your gross income coming from agricultural operations, USDA RD offers loans and grants for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements through REAP.  For program information, forms and other resources, visit the  REAP pages.


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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