USDA AMS Announces the posting of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule.

USDA AMS Announces the posting of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule.

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices: 

Final Rule and Webinar 
AMS is pleased to announce the posting of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule. 

Developed in close consultation with other Federal agencies, this final rule sets clear standards for organic animals by adding specificity to the production and handling aspects of organic production, ensuring consistency and consumer transparency. 

Based on recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board, the final rule:
Establishes minimum indoor and outdoor space requirements for poultry;
Clarifies how producers and handlers must treat livestock and chickens to ensure their health and well-being throughout life, including transport and slaughter; and
Specifies which physical alterations are allowed and prohibited in organic livestock and poultry production.
The final rule will create economic benefits for organic producers, ensure fairness across organic operations, and ensure that all organic animals live in pasture-based systems that support their well-being and natural behavior.  
 
Access the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule  

Join AMS for a Webinar on the Final Rule: 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time 
Dial In by Phone:
Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260
Access Code: 7202000

Step 2: Access the Web: 
Meeting URL: http://www.readytalk.com 
Participant Access Code: 7202000