If you haven't already returned your completed survey, please take a few moments to submit yours before the March 15th deadline.
**Organic Market Survey due March 15, 2014
On February 1, USDA sent a survey and welcome letter from AMS Administrator Alonzo
to approximately 12,000 self-identified organic producers in 3 categories:
<Farmers and ranchers exempt from certification (gross organic sales not exceeding $5,000 per year)
<Farmers and ranchers transitioning to organic production.
The deadline for submitting completed surveys is March 15, 2014.
Through the survey, we will learn how organic producers: get
market information, price and market products, and use information
available from Market News. AMS Market News will make the results public, and
use the data to enhance organic market coverage for the benefit of organic
producers, handlers and consumers nationwide. The survey was developed in
partnership with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
Questions? Contact Terry
Long, Director of Fruit and Vegetable
Market News or call 202-720-2175
About Market News: AMS Market News provides reports on prices, volume, quality,
condition, and other market data on organic and conventional farm products in
specific markets and marketing areas.