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Organic Animal Welfare Rule

Posted: June 16, 2017

NOC strongly supports the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule and on June 9, we submitted comments urging the USDA to let the rule go into effect as soon as possible without further delay. 

NOC pointed out that we have widespread agreement within the organic community that the new rules are essential. The organic program is a voluntary program for producers. Producers who choose to participate must adhere to high standards. Consumers who choose to purchase organic products should know with confidence the products they purchase have been produced with a consistent set of standards. Without consistency and consumer confidence in the seal, the organic industry, which has grown to $47 billion in sales annually, is at risk.

Read the full comments here

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