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Critical Issues

We serve as the unifying voice of the U.S. organic industry on Capitol Hill, and we advance our mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and trade through legislative and regulatory advocacy. 

As the only trade association working on behalf of the organic sector, we build and retain meaningful relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, USDA’s National Organic Program, NOSB, and the FDA on food and farming policy.

Here are some of the current regulatory and legislative issues that we are actively working on to strengthen the organic sector. 

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Animal Welfare Standards

USDA is seeking comments on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards proposed rule to strengthen organic animal welfare regulations.

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Oversight and Enforcement Rulemaking

The USDA National Organic Program is planning to publish a major proposed rule on Strengthening Organic Enforcement in early 2020

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Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions

Be an early adopter of our new program. Pre-enroll to help eliminate organic fraud.


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Origin of Organic Dairy Livestock

Under the proposed rule, a producer may transition non-organic dairy animals to organic milk production only once.

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