National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meets October 24 – 26th

The NOSB will meet in St. Paul, MN from Weds, October 24 – Fri, October 26, 2018 to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020, and guidance on organic policies. Complete event details can be found on the event page.

The Board will hear oral comments during two webinars scheduled for October 16 and 18, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern (3 minute comment slot). Please view the posted information under Oral Comments on the event page.

Questions?  Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-720-0081

MOFGA Certification Services’ comments to the NOSB

The NOSB meeting this October includes two important topics for discussion that will have a direct influence on some of our growers.

  • On Thursday, October 25, the NOSB will be discussing marine materials in organic production. Please see this document to read MOFGA Certification Services’ comments to the NOSB about marine materials.
  • On Friday, October 26, the NOSB will be discussing the use of paper pots. Please see this document to read MOFGA Certification Services’ comments to the NOSB about the use of paper pots.

Thank you to all our clients who have also submitted written comments! Dave Colson of MOFGA’s Ag Services will be attending the meeting in St Paul to deliver MOFGA’s oral comments on these important topics. You can also reference Ag Services’ page on the meeting and access links for further info here. Please stay tuned for more information about the results of this meeting.

 

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