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AnnouncementAugust 28, 2012
The next meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is approaching. The tentative agenda and proposals are available on the National Organic Program website. We will send another announcement later this week when the comment period opens.  

Visit to see proposals, agenda, and other meeting materials (select "October 15-18, 2012" from the drop down menu). NOSB will hear public comments and address the proposals at its upcoming meeting.  

NOSB Fall 2012 Meeting
October 15-18, 2012
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 421-0700
*A small block of rooms has been set aside for the public. Please mention USDA when making reservations.

We will send another announcement this week when the comment period opens.
Save the Date: Spring 2013 NOSB Meeting
The spring 2013 meeting of the NOSB will be held in Portland, OR during the week of April 8-12, 2012. 
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 National Organic Standards Board

The 15-member National Organic Standards Board is made up of organic farmers and growers, handlers and processors, environmentalists and conservationists, consumer and public interest advocates, a retailer, a scientist, and a NOP-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 NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider informs 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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