The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Commodities, Farm Produce

Commodities, farm produce



Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Fair Trade Practices Program, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #2614-S, MS 0216, 20250-0216; (202) 720-4486. Fax, (202) 260-8369. Michael V. Durando, Deputy Administrator, (202) 720-0219.

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Works with businesses to uphold the origin labeling law, which requires retailers to disclose the source of certain foods, including meats and vegetables, to their customers.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), National Organic Program, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #2642-S, MS 0268, 20250; (202) 720-3252. Fax, (202) 260-9151. Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Administrator.


Develops national standards and regulations for organically produced agricultural products; accredits certifying agents to certify organic producers and handlers; establishes international organic import and export policies; investigates regulatory violation complaints.

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