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AnnouncementJuly 7, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a three part organic agriculture webinar series and that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting a webinar to share information about the county committee election process.
NRCS Organic Agriculture Webinar Series
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in conjunction with Oregon Tilth, is hosting the first webinar in a three part series that discusses challenges and opportunities in managing tillage and plant residues on organic farms. The three-part series will feature different regions of the United States. The series will be kicked off by Lindsay Haines, National Organic and Pest Management Specialist, Ecological Sciences Division, NRCS.
The first webinar "Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Eastern States," will take place:

DATE:                    Aug. 2, 2016
TIME:                    3:00 PM Eastern
 Learn more and join the webinar

Pre-registration is not required for this webinar. In the event you can't participate on the scheduled date and time, a "view" button will be available within one week of the live presentation which will enable you to access an on-demand recording of the webinar.
FSA County Committee Webinar
USDA encourages all eligible farmers and ranchers to participate in the county committee election process. FSA County Committees make decisions on
Price Support loans and payments
Acreage verification
Conservation programs
Incentive, indemnity & disaster payments
Payment eligibility

To learn more about the county committee election process, please join a webinar on
DATE:                    July 12, 2016
TIME:                    2:00 p.m. EST
CALL:                    (866) 740-1260
CODE:                   7206000
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this webinar should contact Cynthia Cuellar at (202) 690-4727 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by close of business Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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