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AnnouncementSeptember 22, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has published a new issue of its Organic Integrity Newsletter. We are also pleased to highlight an upcoming webinar on Market News price reporting and recent market trends for organic specialty crops.
NOP Publishes the September 2016 Issue of the Organic Integrity Newsletter
The National Organic Program (NOP) has posted the September 2016 Organic Integrity Newsletter. The issue features articles on NOP's Organic Control System and updates to the Organic Integrity Database. The issue also includes program updates on the National List, NOP Handbook updates, and new staff.
Webinar on Market News Price Reporting
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites you to a webinar on its Market News price reporting for local and regional and organic markets, as well as a new farmers market app function for customers to self-report prices.

Julie Hartley and Russell Avalos with the AMS Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division will discuss new market reports available to help you discover local and organic commodity prices throughout the U.S. Ed Ragland, an economist with the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program, will walk you through a new feature we are developing for our AMS Farmers Market app that will enable vendors to self-report prices as they work to communicate with their customers.

Highlights of the webinar will include:
  • Local and regional reporting from farmers markets and farm-to-school programs
  • New organic reports currently in development
  • Working with Market News as a contact
  • Farmers Market Mobile app features
Register today!

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites you to take part in this live, interactive webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST. Registration is required and space is limited.

If you have any questions about the webinar or AMS, contact Jeffrey Davis at (202) 306-2673  or
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.
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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