AMS Press Release: USDA Announces No Change to Ruminant Slaughter Stock Provisions of Organic Regulations
. Read the final rule
and discussion of comments concerning the ruminant slaughter stock provision of the Access to Pasture rule.
AMS Press Release: NOP Issues Final Guidance
(re: compost and vermicompost; wild crop harvesting; commingling and contamination prevention; and use of chlorine materials in organic production and handling). Guidance has been added to the NOP Program Handbook
. See the Federal Register notice
NOP Proposes Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
. Visit the Federal Register
to view the proposed rule and submit comments (search for document number AMS-NOP-10-0078 or NOP-09-03).
The NOP is seeking eligible candidates for the position of Associate Deputy Administrator
(job announcement number 24NO-2011-0006). Applications must be submitted through usajobs.gov by Monday, May 16, 2011. Visit NOP Job Openings
for job posting and related information.