Starting This Week - National Organic Standards Board 2020 Spring Meeting

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NOSB Spring Meeting Starts This Week

Virtual Meeting Over Four Days

With input from the Board and the organic community, we are modifying the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting 2020 to be held live online, instead of in-person. This will allow the Board to move forward with deliberations as scheduled in an open and public setting. 

Four-day online meeting

Tuesday, April 21 - Public Comment Webinar Day 1 - Noon to 5:00 PM Eastern.
Thursday April 23 - Public Comment Webinar Day 2 - Noon to 5:00 PM Eastern.

Wednesday April 29 - NOSB Public Meeting Day 1 - See agenda for times, link below.
Thursday April 30 - NOSB Public Meeting Day 2 - See agenda for times, link below.

Agenda, Registration Links, and other Meeting Resources are available on the Spring 2020 Meeting Page at the NOP website.

  • All of the speakers making public comments signed up in advance, and will be called on when it is their turn. Speakers will receive an email with the order of comments.
  • Members of the public will be able to hear the live comments, Board deliberations, and see all slides used. Only Members of the Board may ask questions.
  • Video will not be used in order to maximize accessibility and minimize potential bandwidth issues for board members and the public.

All four days will be recorded and a transcript posted to the NOP website after the conclusion. Check the Meeting Page web link above for more details and updates.