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AnnouncementJuly 29, 2015

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a webinar on the National Organic Program (NOP) Organic Integrity Database, and highlights a new fact sheet related to the development of an organic research and promotion program.

Webinar on NOP Organic Integrity Database: August 4, 2-3 p.m. Eastern


On Tuesday August 4, 2015, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, the AMS NOP and Information Technology Service (ITS) will host an interactive webinar updating the organic community about the development of the Organic Integrity Database.


The webinar will include an overview of the capabilities planned for the first release of the database, planned for late September. We will review a proposed category and product taxonomy that will support increased data quality and structure, and the data that will be collected and reported by the new system. We will also discuss how stakeholder feedback and the certifier user group has informed this first release.


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         

Organic Research and Promotion Fact Sheet

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted a new fact sheet on its website of interest to the organic community. The document outlines the steps to establish an organic research and promotion order; as the previously-announced deadline for proposals has now passed, AMS is currently engaged in Step 3 of the process outlined in the fact sheet.   



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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