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AnnouncementJanuary 27, 2012


The National Organic Program is pleased to announce that Canada has recognized the USDA organic pasture regulations as equivalent to the Canadian organic stocking rates.


The critical variance no longer applies to ruminant animals or ruminant products traded under the U.S./Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.

For additional information on this change, please review the linked items below.


Press Release

Updated FAQs

Updated Memo: Attestation Statements (PM 10-3)

Equivalency Amendment: Letter to United States 


USDA Blog Series: Organic 101

The National Organic Program has created a new series on the USDA Blog: Organic 101. These articles create a new avenue for us to provide consumer education about organic agriculture.


Check out the second article in the series, published this week:


Organic 101: Allowed and Prohibited Substances


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