Feds take organic policy board meeting to Tucson

Source: Sustainable Food News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the 15-member panel recommending organic policy to the agency's National Organic Program (NOP), will hold its Spring 2018 meeting in Tucson, Ariz., April 25-27 at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

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The 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 in a public forum.

At the Tucson meeting, the NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List; substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020; and guidance on organic policies. Go here to book reservations online.

Meanwhile, the NOSB's fall public meeting is planned for Oct. 31- Nov. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. The draft agenda for the upcoming fall meeting can be viewed here. A more detailed agenda and the meeting materials will be posted on or before Sept. 12. The USDA posted details of the meeting taking place at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel here.

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The NOSB met for its spring public meeting in April in Denver. Check out that meeting's summary here.



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