March 7, 2019
The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) suit against the USDA’s withdrawal of its rule on organic livestock and poultry practices can proceed to trial, a district court judge wrote in a February 27 ruling. U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer dismissed one count of OTA’s complaint but said the others could proceed. OTA has alleged that:
The judge dismissed the first count but declined to dismiss the other two. That does not mean OTA will necessarily win on either count, only that the judge refused the government’s request to dismiss the counts without trial.
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