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AnnouncementFebruary 16, 2012


We would like to share important information related to the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) fall 2011 meeting and the organic trade partnership between the U.S. and the EU.


NOSB Recommendations + Transcripts

The NOSB's final recommendations and transcripts from its November 29 - December 2, 2011 meeting in Savannah, Georgia are now available:



Meeting Information and Transcripts


Note: NOSB is an advisory body to the Secretary of Agriculture. NOSB recommendations are not NOP policy unless the NOP issues final rules, final guidance, final instructions, or a policy memorandum that adopts the NOSB recommendations. They are not part of the USDA organic standards unless such action is taken.


Webinar: Accessing the EU Organic Market

The Organic Trade Association invites you to learn how, beginning June 1, 2012, the U.S.-EU trade partnership can help open the world's second-largest organic market to U.S. growers and companies. Learn more about partnership


Thursday, February 23, 2012 

2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Questions or wish to register? Email Cathleen Strong 


There is no cost to attend the live webinar, but attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants. 


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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