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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UEP Files Comments Supporting Withdrawal of Organic Rule

January 25, 2018

UEP has filed comments with USDA supporting the agency’s intention to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service …

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USDA Proposes Withdrawing Organic Rule

December 17, 2017

The announced withdrawal by the USDA of the proposed Organic Rule is welcome news for United Egg Producers (UEP) and its farmer-members. USDA’s own analysis of the proposed rule estimates 45% of current organic egg …

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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 …

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