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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

(NOSB) Hydroponics Web Conference August 14, 2017

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet via conference on August 14, 2017 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern to discuss hydroponics in organic food production.

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MOSA News

2017 Sunset Review Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published the Sunset 2017 final rule.

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MOSA News

MOSA Certified Organic Announces New Imported Grain Policy

​MOSA has Updated our Policy and the Requirements for Approval of Grain Shipments Imported from Eastern Europe and non-EU Member States

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA Comment on the OLPP 2nd Proposed Rule

MOSA's commentary on the delay and possible revision of the OLPP rule.

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MOSA News

Call for Nominations to Serve on NOSB

USDA seeks nominations to fill one vacancy for an individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation to serve on the NOSB from January 2018 to January 2023.

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MOSA News

Training Webinar for Organic Handlers:

On June 14, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is holding a one-hour training webinar for organic handlers. The topic is Organic Integrity in the Supply Chain.

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Industry News

Rodale's Veteran Farmer Training Program Accepting Applications

Rodale Institute's Veteran Farmer Training Program provides 100% hands-on, personalized training in areas such as animal husbandry, vegetable production, research, and more!

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Action Alert

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices: Second Proposed Rule and Notice of Delay in Effective Date

Two Notices about the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule appear in the Federal Register today. Public comments open until June 9. The effective date for the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule is delayed until November 14, 2017.

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Industry News

New Dane County Pilot Program to Incentivize Organic Certification

In an effort to promote economic vitality, environmental stewardship, and the public health and safety of Dane County, WI residents, Dane County is piloting an Organic Conversion Incentive Program.

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Industry News

2017 CTIC-SARE-ASTA Cover Crop Survey

Thank you for choosing to share your perspective on cover crops. Whether you plant them now, used to plant them, or never tried... your insight is important to us.

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Industry News

USDA NIFA Announces Release of FY17 Food Safety Outreach Program RFA

USDA-NIFA is pleased to release the FY 2017 Food Safety Outreach Program Request for Applications (RFA). This program provides funding for food safety training and education for small and mid-sized producers, processors, and wholesalers affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Action Alert

Contact Your Members of Congress about Organic Animal Welfare Standards

On January 18, 2017, the USDA finalized long-awaited animal welfare standards​ for animals raised under the organic label. But now the House and Senate Appropriations Committees may block the new rule. Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees need to hear from us.

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