National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Virtual

Start Date
04-20-2021 12:00 pm
End Date
04-30-2021 05:00 pm

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, hosts expert panels, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture in a public forum.

With input from the National Organic Standards Board and the organic community, NOP held the NOSB Spring 2021 Meeting live online, instead of in-person. This allows the Board to move forward with deliberations as scheduled in an open and public setting, without the need for travel.

NOSB Spring 2021 Meeting Dates

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 20 from Noon - 5 p.m. ET
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday April 22 from Noon - 5 p.m. ET
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Wednesday, April 28 from Noon - 5 p.m. ET
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Thursday, April 29 from Noon - 5 p.m. ET
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Friday, April 30 from Noon - 5 p.m. ET

Detailed meeting information, including the agenda, NOSB proposals, and links to read written comments are posted below. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Meeting Resources

The meetings are free and open to the public, and registration is not required unless you wish to provide public comment. Times shown for meetings, webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

How to Participate

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments before each of its business meetings. Please note: The deadline to submit written public comments or requests for oral comment speaking slots was 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, April 5, 2021.

Written Comments

To read public comments submitted to the NOSB please visit (Docket # AMS-NOP-20-0089).

Post Meeting Resources

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-997-0115