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AnnouncementAugust 2, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to share a new resource for certifiers. We are also pleased to highlight a recent USDA blog and market trends for organic dairy products. 
AMS Publishes Noncompliance and Adverse Action Flow Chart
Today, the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) published the Noncompliance and Adverse Action Flow Chart. Intended for use by certifiers issuing noncompliance or adverse actions, this new resource document serves as a visual guide to help determine the next steps in the noncompliance and adverse actions processes.

The flow chart is available online as part of the NOP Handbook and will be distributed to certifiers as a

View the Noncompliance and Adverse Action Flow Chart.

USDA Talks with AMS Administrator and Publishes Blog on the Conversation 
Last month, the USDA Office of Communications published a blog featuring a conversation with Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) Administrator, Elanor Starmer. In the blog, Administrator Starmer discusses some of the opportunities and tools that AMS provides for American organic producers to sell their products at home and abroad.

Read the blog:
A Conversation with USDA Leader Elanor Starmer
AMS Highlights Market Trends in
Organic Dairy
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Dairy Market News recently published the Dairy Organic report. Published bi-weekly, this report provides organic price information for dairy products from milk to cheese to yogurt and butter and highlights market trends. The report also includes highlights on organic milk sales for Federal Milk Orders and insights for U.S. and international markets.
For more information on organic dairy product markets, view the Biweekly Dairy Organic Report.
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.
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