Meeting Announcement: National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Web Conference

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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Web Conference August 14, 2017

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet via conference on August 14, 2017 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern to discuss hydroponics in organic food production.

The NOSB will not be voting on a recommendation during this web conference.

A transcript will be available approximately two weeks after the event.

The NOSB is a federal advisory committee established by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and administered through the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The NOSB recommends whether substances should be allowed or prohibited in organic production, handling, and processing, and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on other aspects of the organic regulations.

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This is an online event. Please be sure your speakers are on. The audio for the web conference should come through your computer speakers – make sure your volume is on. You will not need to install any extra plug-ins/software. Test your computer before the meetingIf you cannot hear and your volume is on, please try a different web browser.  

If you encounter technical difficulty, please contact ReadyTalk at

The comment period for the Fall 2017 NOSB meeting is currently open, and the public is welcome to submit either written or oral comments. To access the Federal Register notice announcing this web conference and for other materials related to the Fall 2017 NOSB meeting, please visit the meeting webpage: Fall 2017 NOSB Meeting webpage.