The Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) mission is to create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops. To accomplish this mission, AMS supports farmers markets in four ways.
Christina Conell, Deputy Director, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
To be competitive in today’s marketplace, U.S. cattle producers and everyone in the supply chain need reliable data to make informed decisions. USDA provides in-depth market data through the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program, which delivers critical market intelligence on price trends, as well as supply and demand conditions.
Taylor Cox, Associate Deputy Administrator, AMS Livestock and Poultry Program
What does organic certification really mean for a farm? In Lars Crail’s experience as a central California organic pear farmer turned NOP Accreditation Division Audit Supervisor, going organic transformed his orchard and led to a new career helping others achieve organic success.
Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Administrator for the National Organic Program