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USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today invited public comment on the proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in 2016.

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USDA Publishes 2018 Sunset Review Notice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the renewal of 17 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2018 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is May 29, 2023.

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Proposed Changes to the National List for Organic Livestock and Handling

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) based on public input and the National Organic Standards Board’s (NOSB) November 2017 recommendations for livestock and handling.

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USDA Appoints New Members to the National Organic Standards Board

USDA announced the appointment of two new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring 2018 Meeting Materials Published

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has posted meeting materials for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring meeting, to be held in Tuscon, AZ, April 25-27, 2018.

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Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

USDA has announced the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017.

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Regeneration International Midwest Alliance

Regeneration International and our partner organizations hosted a meeting at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to gauge interest in forming a 12-state Regeneration Midwest Alliance in the heart of America’s “breadbasket.”

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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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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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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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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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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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