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AnnouncementMay 20, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to highlight market trends in organic specialty crops. We are also pleased to share a blog on local and organic food shopping.
AMS Highlights Market Trends in Organic Specialty Crops
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Specialty Crops Market News recently published the National Specialty Crops Organic Summary. Published daily, this report provides organic price information at terminal markets, shipping points, and retail advertised prices throughout the U.S. The report highlights prices for 133 organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other specialty crops as well as movement data including domestic shipment volumes and import information. 
For more information on market trends for organic specialty crops, view the National Specialty Crops Organic Summary.
USDA Blog Highlights Local and Organic Food Shopping

When comparing product prices between farmers markets and retail stores, local products are competitively priced - within a 10 percent price range - at farmers markets a majority of the time, even less expensive for some foods. Local, certified organic products at farmers markets are almost always competitively priced when compared to prices at retail stores. A USDA blog posted May 19 highlights how local and organic food consumers can find the best price.
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