Proposed new Livestock and Poultry Organic Standards

The USDA National Organic Program recently announced a new proposed Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. The proposed rule would clarify existing USDA organic regulations related to livestock and poultry production requirements, thereby ensuring consistency among organic producers and protecting the integrity of the USDA organic seal. 

READ THE RULE: Federal Register Rule Post

COMMENT PERIOD:  They have opened the public comment period for the Proposed Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. Comments will be accepted through June 13, 2016.   

WEBINAR:  FRIDAY, APRIL 15 at 1:30pm CT there will be a webinar about the proposed ruling.  

Step 1: Dial In by Phone:
Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260
Access Code: 7202000
To call in from outside the U.S., visit and enter access code 7202000. Then, select your country to get a number.

Step 2: Also Access the Web:
Meeting URL:
On the left side of the screen, enter Participant Access Code: 7202000

Webinar Details

* All callers will be on mute throughout the call.
* You will be able to ask questions online through the webinar chat feature. Activate on the left side of your screen. Your chat will be seen by the presenters but not other participants.
* The webinar will be recorded and a link will be posted in
* This is not a public comment session. All public comments to the proposed rule must be submitted using instructions on

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