FALL 2019 NOC PRE-NOSB MEETING
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

FALL 2019 NOC PRE-NOSB MEETING

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center (map)
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The Pre-NOSB meeting serves as a public forum for diverse stakeholders to discuss some of the most urgent and challenging issues impacting the organic community. The meeting in Pittsburgh will include regional updates from organic farmers, a DC organic policy update, plus conversations about the prohibition against GMOs in organic, climate change, racial equity, and how fracking and other energy infrastructure impacts organic farms.

The meeting agenda and resource page are available online here.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 16th to attend the Fall 2019 Pre-NOSB Meeting using the form below. If you register after October 16, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to include your name on the participant list.

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

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 DC Update for NOC Members and Network Affiliates
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

DC Update for NOC Members and Network Affiliates

Join NOC’s Policy Director, Steve Etka, to learn about what is happening on the hill and at USDA with organic and how your organization or company can get involved.

This call is for National Organic Coalition Members & Network Affiliates. Not yet a NOC Network Affiliate? Please contact NOC to learn more about this opportunity.

We will provide updates and opportunities to take action on:

  • 2020 Appropriations Legislation: The House Ag spending bill includes good news for organic: a boost in funding for the National Organic Program and a provision requiring the USDA to restore fairness in organic dairy. What can we expect in the Senate bill? And will we get a budget deal by the September 30 deadline or head for another shutdown?

  • Import Fraud: USDA will put forward new draft regulations this fall to address organic import fraud. Learn more about what we expect these regulations to include and how you can advocate for stronger enforcement.

  • Legal challenge to withdrawal of organic animal welfare rules: NOC is part of a lawsuit challenging the withdrawal of the Organic and Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule. We will give an update on where that lawsuit stands.

  • Advancing organic at the USDA: NOC will share additional updates about our efforts to restore fairness in organic dairy and our work related to hydroponic and container production in organic.

Register here:

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Seattle NOSB Meeting Debrief Call
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Seattle NOSB Meeting Debrief Call

NOC staff will describe highlights from the National Organic Standards Board meeting and NOC Pre-NOSB meeting from April 23 to 26 in Seattle.

Friday, May 17 at 1 pm eastern

(12 pm central, 11 am mountain, 10 am pacific)

Register below to participate in this event.

Topics include:

• Dairy Sector Enforcement, Origin of Livestock

• Hydroponic and container production – is a 3-year transition period required for these systems?

• Is the system we have for organic enforcement working? If not, what needs to change?

• Board votes on key proposals and petitions – organic seed guidance, silver dihydrogen citrate, and others

This call is for National Organic Coalition Members & Network Affiliates. Please contact us if you would like more information about joining NOC.

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Spring 2019 NOSB Meeting
Apr
24
to Apr 26

Spring 2019 NOSB Meeting

  • Renaissance Seattle Hotel (map)
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The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments will be posted here: NOSB meetings page.

Hotel Reservations:


Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA, 98104-1119

Reserve online: Book your group rate for NOSB Spring 2019 Board Meeting 

Reserve by phone: 1 (800) 468-3571 or (206) 583-0300: National Organic Standards Board April 2019 Meeting
Government per diem rate: $189.00/night
Room reservation cutoff date: April 3, 2019

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The face-to-face meetings are not webcast.

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Spring 2019 Pre-NOSB Meeting
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Spring 2019 Pre-NOSB Meeting

The Pre-NOSB meeting serves as a public forum for diverse stakeholders to discuss some of the most urgent and challenging issues impacting the organic community. The meeting in Seattle will include discussions about the Farm Bill and DC organic policy updates, a Q&A session with Jenny Tucker (head of the USDA National Organic Program), regional updates from organic farmers, a discussion of sanitizer use in organic, and more.

The meeting agenda and meeting resources are available here.

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

Please RSVP to join us.

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St. Paul NOSB Meeting Debrief for NOC Members and Network Affiliates
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

St. Paul NOSB Meeting Debrief for NOC Members and Network Affiliates

Join NOC for a debrief on the recent NOSB meeting in St. Paul. We will discuss key outcomes from the St. Paul NOSB meeting and NOC Pre-NOSB meeting, including the Board's action on paper pots and origin of livestock, enforcement actions by the NOP related to oversight of imports and dairies, and key votes on materials that were up for consideration for use in organic (natamycin, silver dihydrogen citrate, and others).

This meeting is a conference call, and call-in instructions will be emailed to those who RSVP.

*Please note: the meeting is at 1 pm EASTERN time zone.

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Fall 2018 NOC Pre-NOSB Meeting
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Fall 2018 NOC Pre-NOSB Meeting

  • Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront (map)
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Agenda and meeting information NOW AVAILABLE!

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

Please RSVP to attend the Pre-NOSB Meeting using the form below.

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Spring NOSB & Pre-NOSB Meetings
Apr
24
to Apr 27

Spring NOSB & Pre-NOSB Meetings

  • Tucson University Park Hotel (map)
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NOC Pre-NOSB Meeting: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9 am - 5 pm
Tucson University Park Hotel
880 East Second Street
Tucson, Arizona
Email Lea@NationalOrganicCoalition.org to RSVP

NOSB Meeting:
April 25-27, 2018
Tucson University Park Hotel
880 East Second Street
Tucson, Arizona
Book your hotel using the USDA rate here
Room reservation cutoff date: April 3rd, 2018
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Fall NOSB Meeting
Oct
31
to Nov 2

Fall NOSB Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet this fall in Jacksonville starting on October 31. The NOSB is the organic stakeholder board that advises the USDA on organic policy and regulations. The Board typically meets twice per year and accepts both oral and written testimony from the public. 

In Jacksonville, the Board will complete its review of materials on the National List that are set to sunset in 2019. Other topics under consideration include hydroponics and container production, eliminating incentives to convert native ecosystems to organic production, prohibitions for next generation GE crops and materials, requirements for the use of organic seed, research priorities, and many other issues.

The board will be accepting written comments from the public until October 11. You can submit a comment here

The meeting agenda and documents will be available on the USDA website here. You can also sign up to submit oral testimony in person or via webinar by following this link.

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Fall Pre-NOSB Meeting
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Pre-NOSB Meeting

Please RSVP if you plan to join NOC for our “Pre-NOSB” meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday, October 30. The Pre-NOSB meeting serves as a public forum for diverse stakeholders to discuss some of the most urgent and challenging issues impacting the organic community. The meeting this fall will include discussions about the Farm Bill, strengthening enforcement of the organic standards domestically and internationally, regional updates from organic farmers, and other NOSB topics TBD.

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