National Organic Program

USDA Renews Listing for Specific Substances in Organic Agriculture

AMS No. 105-12

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012—The National Organic Program is renewing several listings that were scheduled to expire this year for substances allowed or prohibited in organic agriculture. 

The changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic regulations were initiated by recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) — a USDA-appointed citizen advisory committee — and were supported by public comments. 

USDA Invites Public Comment on Draft Guidance for National Organic Standards

AMS No. 180-10

Soo Kim (202) 720-7476

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2010—The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting public comment on draft guidance issued by the National Organic Program (NOP). 

“The organic community has had to navigate some complex issues,” said Miles McEvoy, deputy administrator of the NOP. “Our goal is to provide clear guidance to ensure consistent implementation of the organic standards.”