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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops. Download our Agency Factsheet.


The Pilot Project for Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh veggies for lunch

Recently, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced the selection of eight States for participation in an exciting new USDA project to increase the availability of unprocessed, domestic fruits and vegetables in the National School Lunch Program. Under the Pilot Project, schools can contract directly with AMS-approved vendors, and utilize entitlement dollars to pay for eligible products. AMS is currently accepting applications from interested vendors- to find out more, visit ourPilot Project webpage.

Hearing First-Hand How Diversity Matters

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The men and women who own and operate our country's farms and ranches are increasingly diverse. In fact, according to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, all categories of minority-operated farms increased between 2007 and 2012. The number of farms operated by Hispanics has increased by 21 percent in just five years.

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Solving the Fresh Produce Equation

Preparing fresh fruit

Whether it's solving a math problem or figuring out how to buy quality fresh apples, having the right tools and training will lead you to a positive solution. Managing fresh and fresh-cut produce purchases can seem like a complicated math problem for many schools, food banks and other large volume institutions.

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USDA Keeps Dairy Exports Flowing to Morocco

Cheese and other dairy products

U.S. agricultural exports continue to be a bright spot for America’s economy, worth a record $152.5 billion in fiscal year 2014. That’s why USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and its sister agencies work so hard to keep these export markets open.

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