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AnnouncementJune 1, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to share materials from the April 2016 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) as well as market trends in organic grains.  In addition, AMS reminds readers that the last day to submit nominations to the NOSB is this Friday, June 3.
April 2016 NOSB Meeting Materials
Materials from the NOSB meeting held in Washington, DC, April 25 - 27, are now available on the NOP pages of the AMS website.
All formal recommendations made by the NOSB regarding crops, handling, livestock and policy development have been posted along with meeting and voting summaries, as well as transcripts, presentations and other background materials.
All materials can be accessed via the following webpage - NOSB Recommendations: Spring 2016.
Market Trends in Organic Grains

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Livestock, Poultry, and Grain (LPG) Market News recently published the National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs report. Published bi-weekly, this report provides organic price information at the farm gate and on a delivered elevator basis. The report also highlights the market's spot trade and forward contract activity.
For more information on market trends for organic grains, view the National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs Bi-weekly report.
NOSB Nominations Due June 3
The USDA is accepting nominations through June 3, 2016 to fill 5 seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Written nominations must include a cover letter, resume, and an AD-755 Application Form.
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