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. Today, the OLPS final rule has published in the Federal Register.
The final 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.
OLPS outlines more consistent standards in these six areas:
- Outdoor space.
- Indoor and outdoor living conditions.
- Poultry stocking densities.
- Preventative health care practices.
- Physical alterations and euthanasia.
- Transport, handling, and slaughter.
(linked paged includes Federal Register link to final rule, complete USDA
press release, fact sheet, webinar details and historical documents)
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 1:00pm Eastern, NOP will hold an informational webinar to provide an overview of the changes this rule makes to the USDA organic regulations and how they may impact organic farms and businesses.