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Stay in touch with developments at MOSA, including our commentary on NOSB and USDA NOP proposals, and news about the organic industry.

Industry News

National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock and Handling)

This proposed rule would amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) provisions of USDA’s organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

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Industry News

National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting

AMS-USDA is announcing the spring 2018 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The in-person meeting will take place at the Tucson University Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona from April 25-April 27.

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Action Alert

USDA Declares Intention to Withdraw Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule

USDA published notice in the Federal Register this week that it intends to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The notice opens a public comment period that is open through Jan. 17, 2018.

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MOSA News

OLPP Final Rule has been Delayed

​The USDA AMS has announced the delay of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule until May 14, 2018.

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB Discussion ​"​Field​ ​and​ ​Greenhouse​ ​Container Production".

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's Commentary on the NOSB Proposal "Hydroponics​ ​and​ ​Container-Growing Recommendations".

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB Proposal "Compliance,​ ​Accreditation​ ​and​ ​Certification​ ​Subcommittee​ ​Proposal:​ ​Excluded Operations​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Supply​ ​Chain".

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB Proposal "Eliminating​ ​the​ ​Incentive​ ​to​ ​Convert​ ​Native​ ​Ecosystems​ ​to​ ​Organic​ ​Production".

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB Proposal​ ​"Clarifying​ ​'emergency' ​for​ ​use​ ​of synthetic​ ​parasiticides​ ​in​ ​organic​ ​livestock​ ​production".

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MOSA Commentary

2017 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB Proposal "Strengthening Seed Guidance".

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MOSA News

MOSA has Updated our Imported Grain Policy

Notice Regarding Requirements for Approval of Grain Shipments Imported from Eastern Europe and non-EU member states. MOSA has updated our official policy as of September 27, 2017.

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Industry News

NOSB Fall Meeting Materials and Agenda

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has posted meeting materials and an updated agenda for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall meeting, to be held in Jacksonville, FL, October 31-November 2, 2017.

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