- Commodity and Trading Standards: AMS develops and maintains a host of voluntary quality and product description standards for use in commercial transactions - including standards for agricultural commodities as well as processed agricultural products.
- Product, Production Process, and Equipment Certifications: AMS offers a variety of fee-based, voluntary product certification, including domestic and export certification, and production/processing verification services that provide independent, third-party assurance that contractual agreements, foreign government requirements, and other requirements are met
- Scientific and Intellectual Property Services: AMS works to improve the quality, wholesomeness, and marketing of agricultural commodities by providing scientific testing support and intellectual property protection to the agricultural community
- Market and Shipping Information: AMS publishes timely, unbiased price and shipping rate information so that producers and marketers of agricultural products can make more informed marketing decisions. These reports, covering both domestic and international markets, are made available via the Internet, in print, by telephone recordings, and through the news media.