NEWS + COMMENTARY

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

Industry News

​NOP Amends the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances

On December 27th, 2018 the National Organic Program (NOP) published a final rule amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The rule changes the use restrictions for 17 substances and adds 16 new substances.

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Industry News

​NOP shuttered due to government shutdown

All USDA activities funded through discretionary appropriations--including the National Organic Program (NOP)--are shut down, and will cease to operate until funding legislation is signed into law.

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Industry News

USDA Compliance and Enforcement Updates

The USDA NOP has announced new enforcement updates.

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Industry News

GRO Research for Soil Health + Climate Change

Climate change is collectively our most pressing issue and there has never been a better time to weigh-in on why organic is part of the solution.

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Industry News

National Organic Standards Board Spring 2019 Meeting

National Organic Standards Board Spring 2019 Meeting has April 24 - 26, 2019 Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street Seattle, WA, 98104-1119 (206) 583-0300

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Action Alert

​YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ON THE FARM BILL

Contact your Senator or Representative today about organic in the Farm Bill. Legislators need to know that we care about organic programs and want to see progress in the Farm Bill on organic.

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Industry News

Update on Paper Chain Planting Pots

The USDA-NOP is extending the allowed use of paper pots until further notice.

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MOSA Commentary

2018 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB proposal: Training and Oversight of Inspector and Certification Reviewer Personnel.

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MOSA Commentary

2018 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB proposal: Strengthening the Organic Seed Guidance.

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MOSA Commentary

2018 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB proposal: Genetic Integrity Transparency of Seed Grown on Organic Land.

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MOSA Commentary

2018 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB proposal: Developing Criteria for Risk-based Accreditation Oversight.

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MOSA Commentary

2018 Fall NOSB Meeting

MOSA's commentary on the NOSB proposal: NOSB Crops Subcommittee Petitioned Material Discussion Document: Paper Planting Pots.

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