Memos to NOSB
AMS published memos to the NOSB on the following topics:
Organic personal care products that are comprised of agricultural ingredients and meet the USDA organic regulations remain eligible for certification. Personal care product manufacturers can use substances on the processed product sections of the National List (such as non-organic colors when organic colors aren't commercially available).
USDA Conservation Program Deadline
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Application deadline: January 17, 2014
CSP rewards farmers and ranchers for current conservation practices and for implementing additional enhancements over a 5-year contract period. It provides funding to help operations improve the condition of their soil, water, and wildlife habitat.