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AnnouncementJune 9, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a new edition of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter, as well as a webinar series by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on the environmental benefits of organic agriculture.


June 2015 Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter


A new issue of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter is available.  It provides information and updates on


  • National Organic Program Strategic Plan
  • National Organic Standards Board meeting
  • National List
  • Organic Certification Cost Share Program
  • Organic Integrity Database project
  • New National Organic Program staff
  • And more


View the June 2015 Organic Integrity Quarterly


Environmental Benefits of Organic Systems Webinar Series

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a four-part webinar series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. The series is moderated by Betsy Rakola, Organic Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.


The second webinar entitled "Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Biodiversity" will be on Wednesday,  

June 17th at 2 p.m. EST. It will present scientific research examining the biodiversity benefits of organic farming practices in temperate and tropical farm systems. The speakers will be John Quinn, Assistant Professor of Biology, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.


Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session.

Audio is VOIP only.  Learn more and join the webinar. 


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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