Organic Reports

Organic Integrity Learning Center

The National Organic Program (NOP) hosted a virtual town hall meeting engaging the organic community about the design and development of NOP’s new Organic Integrity Learning Center.  The new Learning Center will offer online training that supports the professional development and continuing education of organic certifiers, inspectors, reviewers, and other professionals working to protect organic integrity.  The virtual town hall shared an overview of the new platform, provided an opportunity for the community to ask questions, and invited feedback on planned course topics.

Organic Import Oversight: Collaboration Opportunities and Technology Needs Assessment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the USDA organic seal. Rapid organic growth has increased the complexity of supply chains that carry organic products from farm to table. AMS continues to address new oversight challenges created by industry growth and increased market complexity.

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.

The Organic Insider: Archive

The Organic Insider is an email notification service that the AMS National Organic Program uses to send out program updates to the organic community. We send an average of 4-8 messages a month on a range of topics related to organic agriculture at USDA, including regulatory updates, requests for public comments, and notices about upcoming activities.

Economic Impact Analysis of Proposed Regulations for Living Conditions for Organic Poultry

In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) contracted with Vukina et al. Consulting to conduct a regulatory impact analysis on proposed changes to living standards for organic poultry. Vukina et al. Consulting completed three major steps (or phases) to conduct work under this contract: