National Organic Program (NOP)

The detailed agenda won’t be available under sometime after Labor Day, but the National Organic Standards Board Is scheduled to meet Oct. 24-26 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. MN. The federal advisory group typically meets twice a year.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required,…

The USDA’s National Organic Program completed more complaint reviews and investigations that it received in 2017.  It finished work on 462 reviews and investigations while receiving 379 incoming complaints during the fiscal year 2017 ending last Sept. 30.

Under the jurisdiction of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the organic program recently updated reports on enforcement activities…

Once you’re big enough, it’s only matter of time before you must begin to worry somebody is ripping you off. That pretty well sums up the current mindset of the Organic Trade Association which figures that organic sales last year totaled about $47 billion or about 5.3 percent of all food sales in the country.…