Specialty Crops Program Newsletter

The Specialty Crops Program Newsletter is an email notification service that the AMS Specialty Crops Program uses to send out program updates to the produce industry. We send an average of 4-8 messages a year on a range of topics related to specialty crops at USDA, including regulatory updates, marketing orders, research & promotion boards and notices about upcoming activities.

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USDA Launches MARS, Delivering Market Data to Agricultural Producers Around the Globe Faster and Easier

Release No.: 019-18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the launch of a new electronic data platform to deliver market price information to the commodities industry. The new web-based platform, Market Analysis and Reporting Services (MARS), uses state-of-the-art technology to present detailed data sets in a more customer-focused way to better support competitive markets for producers and help stabilize food prices for American families.

September 2016 - Organic Integrity Quarterly

Table of Contents

1 - NOP’s Organic Control System

4 - Compliance & Enforcement/ Appeals Summary

5 - NOP Welcomes Stakeholders from Mexico Choctaw Organic Farms

6 - National List Updates; Upcoming NOSB Meetings

7 - Organic INTEGRITY Database; Market News: Growing its Reporting for You

8 - New Interactive Training for Certifiers and Inspectors; Certification System Framework

9 - NOP Staff Updates

10 - Program Handbook + Web Updates

May 2016 - Organic Integrity Quarterly

Table of Contents

1 -The Groundwork Protecting Organic Integrity
3 - Transitioning to Organic Certification
4 - National List Updates
5 - Compliance & Enforcement/Appeals Summary
6 -Helping Organics Grow with Clear Livestock and Poultry Standards
8 - Market News: New Web page Features Organic Prices; NOP Staff Updates
9 - The Organic Industry Continues Double-Digit Growth with INTEGRITY
10 - Organic Integrity Database Updates: Release Summary and Upcoming Plans
12 - NOSB Meeting Update
16 - Program Handbook + Web Updates