The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session to receive public and industry input on organic agriculture issues.

The event, free and open to the public, is coordinated by the department’s Organic Working Group and National Organic Program. The  event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Jefferson Auditorium in the USDA’s South Building in Washington, D.C.

Questions about the event can be directed to Mark Lipson, organic and sustainable agriculture policy adviser for the USDA, at 202-720-4256 or 2011organiclistening@ams.usda.gov.