Regulations

Justice Department responds on behalf of USDA in organic lawsuit

The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is heartened by the initial response of the Department of Justice to defend organic growers’ rights to... more »

International Fresh Produce Association comments on proposed ag water changes

Support for regulations with flexibility that allow fruit and vegetable growers to manage risks unique to their production environment as well as call... more »

USDA amends National List for Organic Handling, Crops and Livestock

The Organic Foods Production Act created the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) as a tool for managing the substances ... more »

The US organic program wants your thoughts on regulatory priorities

The USDA will gather feedback on regulatory priorities to develop clear organic standards that support a level playing field and market development. ... more »

Four named to National Organic Standards Board

The USDA Feb. 4 announced the appointment of four new members to the National Organic Standards Board, or NOSB. The NOSB is made up of 15 volunteer... more »

Signup details out for US organic program’s March listening session

The USDA seeks stakeholder feedback on regulatory priorities for the development of clear organic standards that support a level playing field and mar... more »

USDA listening session on organic a ‘sign of progress’

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, or AMS, on Feb. 4 announced a “public listening session, with request for comment, regarding upcoming standards... more »

Comments accepted on changed US list of substances for organic crops

The USDA National Organic Program recently shared some details about proposed changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Th... more »

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