(UNDATED) – The USDA is working hard to respond to current challenges during this COVID-19 National Emergency. Officials are committed to ensuring the health and safety of communities and employees while providing timely delivery of services.
As always, communication between the organic industry and government is key. People have expressed the importance of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) spring meeting, while also expressing concerns about traveling.
With input from the Board and the organic community, officials are modifying the NOSB Spring Meeting 2020 to be held live online, instead of in-person. This will allow the Board to move forward with deliberations in an open and public setting, without needing to travel.
Public Comment: Officials are expanding the two webinar-based public comment periods on Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23. Comment sign up instructions are already online and officials will add time slots to accommodate more people if needed.
NOSB Spring Meeting: The public meeting will be held live online via webinar on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30. Watch the NOSB Spring meeting webpage for details on the times and agenda. Officials are working to accommodate participants across different time zones.
The virtual meeting will be open to the public and the transcript will be posted online after the meeting, as usual.