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NotificationOctober 3, 2011


The agenda for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)'s November 29 - December 2, 2011 meeting in Savannah, Georgia is now available.


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We expect that the NOSB committees' proposals and system to accept written comments will be available in mid-October.


In-Person Public Comments. The NOSB invites you to provide in-person public comments at the meeting. As listed in the agenda, public comments are scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1, 2011. The NOSB will accommodate as many individuals and organizations as possible during these sessions.
NOSB Spring 2012 in Albuquerque!
The NOSB is pleased to announce the dates and location of its spring 2012 meeting:

May 21-24, 2012


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

800 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

About the National Organic Standards Board
The 15-member National Organic Standards Board is made up of organic farmers and growers, handlers and processors, retailers, environmentalists and conservationists, consumer and public interest advocates, a scientist, and a USDA-accredited certifying agent. The NOSB advises the Secretary of Agriculture on allowed and prohibited substances in organic production and handling and other issues related to the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. 
About the National Organic Program (NOP)

The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

About the NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider is intended to inform the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.  


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