Organic rule delayed until May 2018

November 9, 2017

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule to May 14, 2018. The notice is on display at the Federal Register for official publication on November 14. This final rule delays implementation, so that important questions regarding USDA͛s statutory authority to promulgate the OLPP rule and the likely costs and benefits of that rule can be more fully assessed. through the notice and comment process, prior to AMS making a final decision on the direction of the OLPP final rule.