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NOP Announces Reorganization

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced organizational and structural changes for National Organic Program (NOP) after five-plus years of program implementation.

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced organizational and structural changes for National Organic Program (NOP) after five-plus years of program implementation. The NOP is reorganizing into three branches:

  • Standards Development & Review Accreditation
  • Auditing
  • Training Compliance & Enforcement

Deputy Administrator for Transportation & Marketing Programs Barbara Robinson will assume overall leadership for the NOP in addition to her other duties, while Mark Bradley will assume leadership for the Accreditation, Auditing & Training Branch, and Richard Mathews will head up the Standards Development & Review Branch. These changes will help NOP continue to accomplish its goals--ensuring the integrity of the USDA organic seal, applying regulatory consistency, and providing transparency to its stakeholders.  

The full announcement is available in the February 5, 2008 addition to the NOP's Today's News page.

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