Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order Proposed Rule
BY USDA NOP | Jan 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal for a new research and promotion program. The proposed Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order would cover certified organic products and would include a range of agricultural commodities, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry, breads, grains, snack foods, condiments, beverages, and packaged and prepared foods. It would also include non-food items, such as textiles, personal care products, pet food, and flowers. Organic imports - both those certified under the USDA organic regulations and those entering the U.S. under an organic equivalency arrangement - would also be covered.
The "Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order" proposed rule and its accompanying proposed referendum procedures are available in the Federal Register.
- Access Proposed Rule from the Research & Promotion Webpage: When the public comment period opens, AMS will post the links to regulations.gov on this webpage.
- Press Release: USDA Seeks Comments on Proposal to Establish a New Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order
- Fact Sheet
Public comments on these Proposed Rules will be accepted from January 18 to March 20, 2017; submit your comments through www.regulations.gov, under docket number AMS-SC-16-0112.