NEWS + COMMENTARY

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

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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Industry News

MOSES Releases New Recordkeeping Workbook

Building Bridges between Crop Insurance and Organic System Reporting is a new resource from MOSES that can help you track field information and more to make certification and crop insurance claims easier to manage.

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Industry News

OTA Exhibitor Co-pay Available for Biofach 2018

The Organic Trade Association will once again host a pavilion at the Biofach Organic Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany scheduled for Feb 14-17, 2018. If you promote certified organic product of 51% or more U.S. origin ingredients by value or volume, you may qualify for an exhibitor copay of $600.

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Industry News

Certified Organic Handler Survey

​A new research study, The Relationship between Handlers and Farmers in the Organic Sector, led by Haley Baron and sponsored by Professor Carolyn Dimitri of New York University requests input from certified organic handlers nationwide.

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MOSA News

MOSA Announces Deadline for 2017 New Crop Applicants

Due to the requirement to inspect crops during the growing season, and a typical 90 day process for certification, all new crop applications for 2017 must be received on or before August 15. After this date, all accepted crop applications will be assessed an expedited service fee.

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