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Agricultural Market Data

Agricultural Market Data (USDA): The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News (http://marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/fv-home), now operating in its 101st year, is building a new data and communication platform called the Market Analysis and Reporting System or MARS, to be launched in 2017.  MARS will allow the public to directly access the vast stores of detailed market information from AMS, including prices and supplies available, and it will allow direct input of information and data from multiple sources, including national and international partners, as well as contacts and stakeholders.  AMS Market News also leading efforts in the hemisphere by serving as Chair of the Market Information Organization of the Americas (www.mioa.org) - an effort to enhance and harmonize the market coverage to provide timely and reliable agricultural market information, and to promote the concept that market transparency is a basic public good.