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AnnouncementJuly 22, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has published an updated Compliance & Enforcement/Appeals Summary Report. We are also pleased to share a USDA blog on organic labeling and announce expanded organic reporting from AMS Market News. 
AMS Releases Report on NOP Compliance & Enforcement Actions for 3Q FY2016
Today, the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) posted an updated Compliance & Enforcement/Appeals Summary report to its website. This quarterly report outlines NOP's compliance, enforcement and appeals activities during the first, second, and third quarters of the 2016 fiscal year (October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). The data highlights the number of incoming and completed complaints; the initial actions taken; and case dispositions, including settlements made and penalties levied.

View the 3Q FY2016 Summary Report.

USDA Publishes Blog on Understanding the Organic Label
Today, USDA published a blog from NOP Deputy Administrator Miles McEvoy on Understanding the Organic Label. The blog, which outlines what the organic label means, will help shoppers make informed purchasing choices.

Read the blog:
Understanding the USDA Organic Label
Market News and You!
USDA Market News is expanding its organic reporting and would like to work with certified organic livestock, poultry, egg, dairy, cotton, grain, and corresponding handling operations to develop new organic reports.
Every day, our reporters contact industry stakeholders at all levels of the supply chain to collect market information. We examine and interpret the data, then report prices, volumes, and market trends on hundreds of agricultural commodities. USDA Market News provides unbiased market information to the industry gathered from individuals, like you.
Over the next year, we will be reaching out to ask you to participate by sharing information about your business. We assure you that we respect your confidentiality. We welcome your assistance and ask that you join us in bringing valuable market information pertinent to your business back home to you.
If you are interested in becoming a confidential Market News contact, please call Randy Hammerstrom at (970) 353-9750 or email
About the Agricultural Marketing Service
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