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​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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​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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USDA Compliance and Enforcement Updates

The USDA NOP has announced new enforcement updates.

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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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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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Update on Paper Chain Planting Pots

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

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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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​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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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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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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USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today invited public comment on the proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in 2016.

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USDA Publishes 2018 Sunset Review Notice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the renewal of 17 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2018 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is May 29, 2023.

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