A One-Stop Shop for Organics at usda.gov, with Lots in Store!
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a new one-stop shop for organics at usda.gov! We are also pleased to highlight grants to support organic-focused research, education and extension programs.
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a new one-stop shop for organics at usda.gov!
We are also pleased to highlight grants to support organic-focused research, education and extension programs.
|One-Stop Shop for Organics at usda.gov
Looking for USDA programs and services that support the growing organic sector? USDA has created a centralized web resource center at USDA.gov for all the programs, services, and data we have that support organic agriculture.
Visit (and bookmark) the organic web resource center to access:
USDA is committed to helping organic agriculture grow and thrive by removing obstacles for organic farmers and businesses.
Earlier this year, Secretary Vilsack instructed all USDA agencies to incorporate the needs of the organic sector into their programs and services, and asked AMS to lead this effort.
This one-stop shop for organic-related programs and services at USDA.gov is one way we are meeting those needs.
USDA Blog: A One-Stop Shop for Organics, with Lots in Store
|USDA Grants Support Organic Ag Research|
Last week, Secretary Vilsack announced that the following universities received a combined total of $3 million to support research, education and Extension programs that will improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers:
The flagship program to fund organic production, the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, currently remains unauthorized to continue until a new Farm Bill is passed by Congress.
USDA is funding these efforts through its Organic Transitions Program, which is an essential part of our commitment to the organic farm sector. USDA also provided $847,637 in continuation awards to previous Organic Transitions Program grantees.