Informational Webinar on Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Final Rule

Start Date
11-16-2023 01:00 pm
End Date
11-16-2023 02:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 1:00pm, Eastern Time

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) published the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) final rule in the Federal Register on November 2, 2023. NOP will hold an informational webinar to provide an overview of the rule’s changes and how they will affect organic farms and businesses.

Webinar links and details

•    Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 1:00pm, Eastern Time
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What the webinar covers

The OLPS final rule establishes clear, strong and consistent standards for organic livestock and poultry production, levels the playing field for organic livestock farmers, ranchers and businesses. The final rule updates the USDA organic regulations (7 CFR part 205) to promote animal welfare and encourage consistent livestock production practices. It adds detailed regulations regarding indoor and outdoor space requirements for avian species, animal health care practices, confinement, transportation, euthanasia, and slaughter. This webinar will provide an overview of the rule to help the industry understand how they are affected and what steps they need to take to comply within its applicable implementation timeline.

Who OLPS affects

The rule may affect USDA-accredited certifying agents; organic inspectors; organic livestock operations; livestock operations considering organic certification; and livestock processing facilities. USDA encourages those who may be affected by the rule to attend the webinar and to review the full rule. Access the final rule and related resources on the AMS website (linked below).