USDA Extends Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule Six More Months

Amanda Bryant Culp Posted on 05/09/2017 by Amanda Bryant Culp

The USDA today extended implementation of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule to November 14, an additional six-months beyond the 60-day extension initially put in place by the Trump administration. The USDA will also seek additional public comment on the rule, citing  "significant policy and legal issues addressed within the final rule." NASDA has taken several actions in opposition to the rule both independently and with the livestock and poultry community due to significant animal health, biosecurity, and compliance challenges for organic producers.