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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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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 Several handbook documents have been updated or archived because they have been replaced by new regulations, such as the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule.

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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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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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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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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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Growing the Organic Workforce

New Resources from the NOP Human Capital Initiative

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Strengthening Organic Enforcement Training Resources Available Online

These online resources also provide a quick guide to changes in the code of federal regulations (CFR) references resulting from SOE.

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USDA Offers Assistance to Help Organic Dairy Producers Cover Increased Costs  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces assistance for dairy producers with the new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP).  ODMAP is established to help mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply and prices

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USDA Launches Organic INTEGRITY Database Trade Partner Module

On May 17, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) expanded functionality for the USDA Organic INTEGRITY Database (INTEGRITY) by launching a new Trade Partner Module. This new module is an expansion of INTEGRITY called the Global Organic INTEGRITY Database (GLOBAL).

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Origin of Livestock Information Collection Notice Request for Public Comments

NOP today published a Federal Register Notice requesting public input on the information collection requirements created by the Origin of Livestock final rule.

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National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting 2023

Oral Comment Period Registration Now Open

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