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AnnouncementMay 15, 2012


The National Organic Program published a final rule amending the National List for livestock. Also, visit USDA Blog for a new post about NOP Deputy Administrator Miles McEvoy's recent visit to a very special organic farming program for military veterans. 

Final Rule: Amendment to the National List for Livestock


The National Organic Program published a final rule in the Federal Register today that establishes exemptions (uses) for two substances in organic livestock production. Effective March 16, 2012, the National List will be amended by allowing the following substances as emergency treatment for dairy and breeder stock when approved preventive management fails to prevent parasite infestation: 

  • Fenbendazole
  • Moxidectin 

Press Release

Final Rule


USDA Blog | Military Veterans: The Next Generation of Organic Farmers
NOP Deputy Administrator Miles McEvoy was recently invited to see how organic farming was helping veterans start a new life in agriculture after returning from service. Read about his visit on USDA Blog: 

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