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Organic Agricultural Products:  Marketing and Trade Resources

Lady with basket selecting pineapples.Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 2003-01
January 2008

Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

About this Series

This series is comprised of seven Guides. Each guide is a subject-oriented compilation that focuses on a separate type of information or research source. Sources cited in each guide were selected based on their applicability to U.S. organic production and enterprises; ready availability, especially those that are free and online; and timeliness - most sources were created or updated within the past five years.

AFSIC guides are not intended as definitive guides to Federal regulations and rules or to developing a fail-proof business or marketing plan. They will, however, lead the researcher to primary resources and agencies that impact organic marketing, import or export enterprises. Research beyond cited sources, for any marketing or trade project, is highly recommended. Although every effort has been made to provide the most current and correct information available, the author and the National Agricultural Library assume no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information resources presented.

Titles in this series are:

  1. Guide to U.S. Organic Marketing: Laws and Regulations
    U.S. Federal laws and regulations; state laws and regulations pertinent to marketing organic products; other organic-related certification programs; selected background documents about U.S. standards; general Federal food-related labeling and regulatory programs and information; general state food-related labeling and regulatory programs and information; related food safety resources

  2. Guide to International Trade in Organics: Laws and Regulations
    Exporting and importing organic products - U.S. regulations and information sources; selected international organic-specific law and policy sites; general U.S. export and import regulations, certifications and information; selected international general food law and policy sites

  3. Guide to Organic Marketing and Trade How-to Publications
    Organic-specific marketing publications; related alternative farm marketing publications; publications about international trade; selected business guides and enterprise budgets

  4. Guide to Organic Marketing and Trade Research Tools Online
    Internet portals, cyberguides and news services; business directories and commodity trading sites; organic price indexes; literature guides: catalogs, bibliographies and bibliographic databases

  5. Guide to Organic Marketing and Trade Periodicals, Calendars and Trade Shows
    Trade and marketing magazines and e-zines; market research journals; selected events calendars and organic food trade shows

  6. Guide to Organic Market, Industry and Consumer Studies (2004-2008)
    Bibliography of publications with links to abstracts or full text

  7. Guide to Organic Marketing Support Organizations
    Selected national support groups and resources; where and how to find additional support.

  8. Series Combined Title and Author Indexes: Guides 1-7


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