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Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The Organic Trade Association has announced the three change-makers who have been selected to receive 2017 Organic Leadership Awards at an awards celebration dinner in September in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East. Robert (Bob) Anderson of Sustainable Strategies LLC—Advisors in Food and Agriculture has been selected to receive the 2017 Growing the Organic Industry […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein, Debbie Stabenow and Patrick Leahy on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase enforcement of imports fraudulently claiming to be organic. The three Senators wrote that increased enforcement is critical not only to ensure that U.S. farmers are competing […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The Organic Trade Association is urging its members whose Representatives sit on the House Appropriations Committee to convey the importance of funding the National Organic Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget to ensure effective oversight, robust investigations and enforcement across the entire supply chain. In addition, let them know not to interfere with […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published 30 questions regarding the proposed rule on GMO labeling (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard) on its website. The GMO labeling bill passed last summer includes a congressional mandate to complete a study on digital or electronic disclosure by this July 29, with implementation of the standard […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the fall 2017 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, October 31 through November 2. Although the discussion documents and proposals for the meeting won’t be posted until late August or early September, the comment docket is now officially open […]

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