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AnnouncementSeptember 16, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to present a new edition of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter and to invite you to hangout with military veteran farmers and Deputy Secretary Harden.
September 2015 Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter
The September issue of the Organic Integrity Quarterly Newsletter highlights our recent work to support organic agriculture, including:
  • The Organic Equivalency Arrangement with Switzerland
  • The Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force
  • A National List update
  • The NOP Appeals Process
  • Organic Fruit and Vegetable Market News Webinar
  • NOP Program Updates
  • And more... 
Hangout with Military Veteran Farmers and Deputy Secretary Harden
This Thursday, September 17 at 11 a.m. Eastern, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will host a panel of veteran farmers and veteran training organizations for a live Google+ Hangout. Panel participants will include a representative from the Rodale Institute and a veteran organic farmer. Hear the stories of these and other military veteran farmers and learn about opportunities available through USDA for returning service members who are looking for long-term careers in farming, ranching and agriculture.

For more information, visit USDA's blog post. You are encouraged to submit questions and comments in advance by leaving them in the comments section of the blog post, or by using #NextGenAg on Twitter. You can also RSVP to attend the event on our Google+ page
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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