Strengthening Organic Enforcement - Proposed Rule Webinar

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Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule Webinar 

Wednesday, July 8, 1:00pm, Eastern Time

The USDA National Organic Program's (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule will be published soon in the Federal Register.

In anticipation of the publication, NOP will hold an informational webinar to provide an overview of the proposed changes and how they may impact organic farms and businesses.

Webinar links and details:

Proposed Rule Impact

Stronger market oversight is needed to protect businesses and consumers who choose the organic option. This proposed rule significantly updates the USDA organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement throughout the organic supply chain. SOE will implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and address recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board and the USDA Office of Inspector General. 

When the proposed rule publishes in the Federal Register, it will open a 60-day comment period, and NOP will send an Organic Insider with details on how to submit comments.

The infographic below highlights notable changes and benefits for the organic industry:

SOE Supply Chain - text (png)