Organic livestock and poultry rule to return

July 8, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the USDA will re-issue a regulation on organic livestock and poultry practices that was withdrawn by the Trump administration. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) sued USDA over the …

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Challenges to organic soybean meal supply

April 22, 2021

USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certification and a lawsuit by the Organic Soybean Processors of America may disrupt the organic soybean meal supply. Organic soybean meal is a critical nutrition component for all organic animal …

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AMS asks for comments on organic rule, study

May 7, 2020

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on an economic analysis report related to a final rule on organic livestock and poultry practices. The Obama-era rule was subsequently withdrawn by the Trump administration, and …

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Suit Against USDA Organic Rule Action Moves Forward

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 …

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Organic Board to Meet

August 16, 2018

USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 24-25 in St. Paul, Minnesota, with listening sessions on October 16 and 18 at which the public can comment to the board. The NOSB advises USDA’s …

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