USDA RELEASES “ACCESS TO PASTURE” RULE FOR ORGANIC LIVESTOCK -- COMMENT NOW!
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) released the long anticipated proposed rules tightening the pasture requirements for organic livestock on Friday October 24, 2008.
This is a strong proposal that guarantees that organic milk production meets consumer expectations. The proposal needs to be improved to remove overly prescriptive language that will cause problems for the health and safety of animals, might have negative impacts on the environment, and place extensive record keeping burdens on farmers.
Submit Comments to USDA NOW -- see Action Alert with instructions Click Here
For more detailed information and a suggested re-write of rule language Click Here
To View the Rule Click Here