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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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USDA Updates Organic Seal with a Registration Trademark

The USDA NOP has updated the Organic Seal with a Registration Trademark. The organic seal with the registration mark ® is available for download in multiple file formats on the AMS website.

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NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting Meeting Materials Available

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. These recommendations help the Department develop and refine the organic standards. The NOSB plans to meet in Sacramento, California in October 2022.

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USDA Publishes Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Inert Ingredients in Pesticides for Organic Production

USDA is asking the public to comment on options to revise the National List, including several derived from NOSB recommendations. The public comment period closes on November 1, 2022.

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