The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will launch a newly redesigned Web site April 4. Users will find the new site at the same Internet address as the current site — http://www.ams.usda.gov.

AMS attempted to launch the new site several months ago, but technical problems forced the agency to roll back to its current site. “After months of intensive testing, we are confident that the new site will meet or exceed our customer's needs,” said AMS administrator Lloyd Day.

Although many of the Web addresses for popular AMS pages will remain the same, customers should be aware that some addresses will change. If customers have bookmarks set, they may need to be reset after the change takes place.

“Our goal in re-launching the site is to make sure things work better for our customers. The new site contains all the information our current site has, but with a more consistent, customer-friendly layout,” said Day.

For more information regarding the launch of the new AMS Website, e-mail AMSWebmaster@usda.gov.