Organic Regulations

What’s Behind the Organic Seal? Organic Labels Explained

This consumer-friendly infographic is focused on helping consumers navigate the organic space and understand what to expect from any products bearing the USDA Organic Seal.

One side of the infographic provides an overview of the organic standards and the organic certification process. The other side gives readers an understanding of what different organic categories mean. Whether it’s the Organic Seal, Made with Organic, or a general description of “organic,” the USDA defines what qualifies under each of these terms.

USDA Decides Not to Impose Additional Regulatory Requirements for Organic Producers and Handlers

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017. The rule would have increased federal regulation of livestock and poultry for certified organic producers and handlers. The withdrawal becomes effective May 13, 2018.

USDA Launches MARS, Delivering Market Data to Agricultural Producers Around the Globe Faster and Easier

Release No.: 019-18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the launch of a new electronic data platform to deliver market price information to the commodities industry. The new web-based platform, Market Analysis and Reporting Services (MARS), uses state-of-the-art technology to present detailed data sets in a more customer-focused way to better support competitive markets for producers and help stabilize food prices for American families.

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