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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.


Proprosed Rule & Process for Establishing AMS Service Rates

Frequently Asked Questions about New Policy

Get answers to some common questions about the proposed rule that would simplify the process for setting fees across our voluntary user fee programs (grading, classification, laboratory services, etc).

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USDA Teams Up with Vermont Beef Producers to Provide Local Market Data

Cascade Brook Farm

It wasn't too long ago that beef was far less traveled, and families often put a side of beef away in the freezer for the winter. Modern day conveniences make beef and the beef buying experience more suitable to a faster pace of life, but old traditions are hard to let go.

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Organic Cost Share Assistance Expands Opportunities for Farmers

Farmer using computer in the field

The cost of organic certification is becoming more affordable for many certified producers and handlers. Thanks to support from the 2014 Farm Bill, cost share and assistance programs are available to organic producers and handlers through fiscal year 2018.

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Building Organic Partnerships: Sound and Sensible Certification Projects

Amy's Organic Garden

Making organic certification accessible, attainable, and affordable involves collaboration with many partners across the country and around the globe. To advance this work, USDA supports a diverse community of organic stakeholders.

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