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The USDA National Organic Program /AMS Fruit and Vegetable Program invites you to attend a series of free, interactive webinars on our many programs and services.
These informative webinars are designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers and retailers of all sizes.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Log on today to register - it's your first step to learning how we can work together to meet your unique business needs.

How to Sell Domestic Foods to the USDA, 
March 20, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,
To register:
An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process*,  
April 30, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,  
To register:
USDA Fresh Produce Inspection 101,  
May 22, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET,  
To register:
An Introduction to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)*
June 26, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p. m. ET,
To register:
If you have any questions about our webinar series or USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, please contact Christopher Purdy at (202) 720-3209 or

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Four Farm Tours Scheduled for Summer 2014

The National Center for Appropriate Technology, MOA, NRCS, MSU and Montana Farmers Union have been working together on a USDA Risk Management Agency-supported project to explore cover cropping and crop insurance issues. As part of that project, there will be four farm tours offered—two are the operations of well-known MOA members:

June 13, 2014—A farm tour and workshop at Vilicus Farm, hosted by Doug and Anna Jones-Crabtree near Havre, Montana
July 8, 2014—A farm tour and workshop near Conrad, Montana, with Dr. Clain Jones, which will explore a longer-term on-farm research project related to cover cropping
July 16, 2014—A farm tour and workshop in Toole County with mixed livestock and small grain grower Griff Bye, who is developing a unique cover cropping and livestock system
August 16, 2014—A farm tour and workshop at Terrapin Farm in Whitefish, Montana, which is owned and operated by Judy Owsowitz, a long-time organic producer who has extensive knowledge of cover cropping in diverse vegetable production systems

If you are interested in attending these farm tours, please pre-register at We will then send you details. Questions? Contact Jeff
Schahczenski, 406-494-8636 or email

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MOA's Annual Conference
December 4-6, 2014
Great Falls, MT
Details to come!

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