April 13, 2016
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the opening of the public comment period for the Proposed Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, and are also sharing details about a webinar this Friday on the proposed rule.
Proposed Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices
The public comment period for the Proposed Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices is now open. Comments will be accepted through June 13, 2016.
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.
View Proposed Rule and Submit Public Comments
The Proposed Rule Questions and Answers document has also been updated; it is available at the link above.
Webinar Session on Proposed Rule
AMS will host a public webinar about the proposed rule on April 15, 2016, from 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern.
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 https://www.readytalk.com/account-administration/international-numbers and enter access code 7202000. Then, select your country to get a number.
Step 2: Also Access the Web:
Meeting URL: http://www.readytalk.com
On the left side of the screen, enter Participant Access Code: 7202000
* 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 regulations.gov.
* This is not a public comment session. All public comments to the proposed rule must be submitted using instructions on regulations.gov.