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USDA Publishes Response To April 2017 National Organic Standards Board Recommendations
Updated June 29, 2017 6:11 AM | Filed under: Agriculture
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(UNDATED) - The National Organic Program (NOP) sent a memo to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) responding to NOSB recommendations made during its April 2017 meeting in Denver, CO.

The memo includes a brief summary of each of the NOSB recommendations and the NOP's response. View the NOP Response to the NOSB April 2017 Recommendations.

The NOSB is a 15-member Federal Advisory Committee comprised of organic community and stakeholder representatives.

The Board was established by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and charged with:


  • providing advice to USDA about whether substances should be allowed or prohibited in organic production and/or handling;

  • assisting with the development of standards for organic production; and

  • advising the Secretary of Agriculture on other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act.



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