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AnnouncementSeptember 29, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the new organic portal and to share information on an upcoming webinar regarding the National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) 2015 Certified Organic Survey. 
USDA Revitalizes the Organic Portal
USDA offers many resources to support the organic community, and we continue to improve those resources for you.
Last week, USDA launched an updated version of the USDA organic portal, one of many USDA websites that help new farmers, local and regional producers, veterans, and organic producers or handlers to understand all that we have to offer. The new site features a more user-friendly design with updated content that allows you to more easily access USDA resources for the organic community from one centralized location.
Whether you're already certified organic, considering transitioning all or part of your operation, or working with organic producers or handlers, we have resources for you. This portal connects you with programs, services, and educational materials that can help your organic farm or business including organic certification cost share assistance, organic price reporting, organic crop insurance, and conservation programs.
Visit to take a look at our brand new organic portal
2015 Certified Organic Survey Data Released
On September 15, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey.
The survey is an inventory of all known certified organic producers in the United States and provides valuable, detailed, objective information to help determine the scope and economic impact of certified organic production in the United States. For more information, visit
On October 6, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time, the USDA Organic Working Group will host a webinar on the 2015 Certified Organic Survey results. To access the webinar:
  1. Go to, and
  2. Enter passcode 720 6000.
  3. For audio, dial 1-866-740-1260, passcode 720 6000.
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.
To learn more, view Frequently Accessed Information at:
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