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Take Action on Animal Welfare Standards

Do Not Play Chicken with Organic Standards

Producing food that meets the USDA Organic label is a choice for farmers. And consumers who choose to buy certified organic foods want that label to mean something. That's why Congress set up a special public committee to advise USDA and the Secretary of Agriculture on organic production rules. That Committee has spent over a decade listening to all views before recommending new organic animal welfare standards which include indoor and outdoor space requirements for organic poultry and livestock, and add definitions to which practices are allowed and prohibited under organic regulations. Now, a handful of conventional agricultural trade groups are attacking those organic standards.

Keep organic strong. Tell Congress to vote no on amendments that peck apart the USDA Organic label.