USDA releases proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

September 1, 2022

USDA released the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards on August 5. UEP staff is working with its producer leadership to define UEP’s position on this rule and submit comments, due on October 11. This …

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Organic soybean meal penalized

November 4, 2021

The Commerce Department made a preliminary finding that organic soybean meal from India is dumped or sold at less than fair value. The discovery is in addition to an earlier finding that India subsidizes organic …

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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of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the USDA will re-issue a regulation on organic livestock and poultry practices that was withdrawn by the Trump administration.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 The Obama-era rule was subsequently withdrawn by the Trump administration, and …

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