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AnnouncementFebruary 25, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce the latest edition of the Organic Integrity Quarterly newsletter. We also invite you to visit us at MOSES and attend an upcoming webinar.   
February 2016 Organic Integrity Newsletter 
The AMS National Organic Program has posted our February 2016 Organic Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter introduces AMS Acting Administrator Elanor Starmer, includes updates about our compliance and enforcement work, introduces new National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) members and NOP staff, and provides updates on special projects like the Sound and Sensible Initiative and the Organic Integrity Database. 
Visit AMS/NOP Booth at MOSES!
The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is holding its annual farming conference this week, and NOP is there! If you are at MOSES, come and visit NOP Communications Specialist Sonya Wilson and Materials Specialist Jessica Walden in Booth 301.  

Sonya Wilson and Jessica Walden

Reminder: Upcoming
Sound and Sensible Webinar

Join the Agricultural Marketing Service's National Organic Program for our second webinar about sound and sensible organic certification education and outreach tools.

Date and Time:  

Sound and Sensible Organic Certification: 
New Outreach Tools 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern
Access Information:

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 

This webinar will provide an overview of education and outreach materials created for the Sound and Sensible organic certification initiative. The session will summarize the goals of sound and sensible certification, provide an overview of the successful outcomes of 14 recent sound and sensible projects, and take a closer look at two of the projects and their outcomes. 

By the end of the session, you will understand the goal of sound and sensible outreach, and will be able to easily access the outreach materials to use with your own audiences. 

For those that attended the February 23 webinar, this session will contain similar introductory information, but will highlight different projects. 
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.

About the USDA Organic Insider

The USDA Organic Insider informs the organic community on a wide range of functions, including regulatory updates, requests for public comments, and USDA programs and services.

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