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AnnouncementApril 27, 2015


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the display of the "National Organic Program (NOP) - Origin of Livestock" Proposed Rule, and reminds you of an April 29 webinar.

Origin of Livestock Proposed Rule


The "National Organic Program (NOP) - Origin of Livestock" Proposed Rule is now on public inspection on the Federal Register website. The rule will publish on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and the public comment period will begin on that day.

Public comments on this Proposed Rule will be accepted from April 28 to July 27, 2015; comments are to be submitted through 

Webinar Reminder: April 29 - Resources for Organic Producers Selling Local Foods 


On Wednesday, April 29th at 1:00 pm Eastern time, the USDA Organic Working Group will host a webinar

highlighting USDA's resources for organic producers marketing local foods. Many farmer's markets and CSA customers appreciate knowing the organic certification status of their farmers and vendors, and many organic producers are seeking ways to market their products to local customers. Join us to learn about organic certification, labeling, and online directories of local markets.


Webinar Instructions:


Pre-registration is not required. To participate:


Step 1: Dial In by Phone:

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

Access Code: 7206000


Step 2: Also Access the Web:  

Meeting URL:       

On the left side of the screen, enter
Participant Access Code: 7206000    

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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