NEWS + COMMENTARY

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

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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Industry News

NOSB Fall 2018 Meeting Materials Available

The National Organic Program (NOP) has posted meeting materials for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall meeting.

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Industry News

​National Organic Standards Board Fall 2018 Meeting

The NOSB Fall 2018 Meeting Agenda and Call for Public Comments has been announced.

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Action Alert

Farm Bill Alert: Organic Needs Your Support

Now is the time to communicate with your House and Senate Farm Bill Conferees about the issues that will impact organic agriculture in the Farm Bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging House and Senate Ag Committee leaders to have a Conference Report ready soon after Labor Day.

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Industry News

USDA NOP Issues Temporary Variance

Counties in Colorado declared as primary or contiguous drought disaster areas by Secretary Perdue in calendar year 2018.

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MOSA News

​MOSA Certification for Stellar Certified Operations

Stellar Certification Services, a branch of Demeter Association, Inc., has announced it will cease USDA NOP Certification Services as of July 31, 2018. MOSA Certified Organic may be able to assist Stellar Clients with new certification services.

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Industry News

USDA Names Jennifer Tucker Deputy Administrator for the National Organic Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Tucker as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP), part of the Marketing and Regulatory Programs mission area.

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Action Alert

Protect Organic Agriculture in the Farm Bill!

More than 140 organizations sent a letter to Chairman Pat Roberts, ranking member Debbie Stabenow and the Senate Agriculture Committee in support of organic agriculture. The groups call on the lawmakers to oppose changes in the farm bill that would undermine the National Organic Standards Board.

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