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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

USDA Expands Insurance Options for Specialty and Organic Growers

(USDA) is expanding crop insurance options for specialty and organic growers beginning with the 2025 crop year. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is expanding coverage options by allowing enterprise units by organic farming practice.

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Industry News

USDA National Organic Standards Board: Request for Applications

Application Deadline – June 28, 2024 USDA Seeks Nominees to Fill Five National Organic Standards Board Vacancies

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA Comment Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion on 2026 Sunset Materials

MOSA's Commentary re: the Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion on 2026 Sunset Materials

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA Comment on Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion Document: Residue Testing for a Global Supply Chain

MOSA's Commentary on Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion Document: Residue Testing for a Global Supply Chain

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA Comment on Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion Document: Compost Production for Organic Agriculture

MOSA's Commentary on Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion Document: Compost Production for Organic Agriculture

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA Comment on Spring 2024 NOSB Discussion Document: Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products

MOSA's Comment on Spring NOSB Meeting 2024 Discussion Document: Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products

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Industry News

NOP Publishes Handbook Updates and Responses to SOE Frequently Asked Questions

The USDA published an updated version of the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. Several handbook documents have been updated or archived because they have been replaced by new regulations, such as the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule.

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Industry News

National Organic Standards Board Spring 2024 Meeting Oral Comment Registration Now Open 

The public comment period and oral comment registration are now open for the NOSB Spring 2024 Meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback.

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Industry News

TOPP Celebrates One Year of Success

The USDA Organic Transition Initiative’s Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) marks its first birthday, the National Organic Program (NOP), TOPP national and regional leads, and more than 180 state-level partners are celebrating that success.

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Industry News

Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Final Rule Publishes in Federal Register

On October 25, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack previewed the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) final rule. On Nov. 2, the OLPS final rule has published in the Federal Register.

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Industry News

USDA Previews Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Final Rule

This new rule establishes clear, strong and consistent standards for organic livestock and poultry production, levels the playing field for organic livestock farmers, ranchers and businesses and promotes fairer, more competitive markets for their products.

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MOSA Commentary

MOSA's Comments on the Additional NOSB Request for Comments: Inerts for the 2023 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's Letter to the NOSB regarding the Additional NOSB Request for Comments: Inerts for their 2023 Fall NOSB Meeting.

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