NOP Reopens Comment Period for Origin of Livestock Proposed Rule

The National Organic Program (NOP) has reopened the public comment period for the Origin of Livestock proposed rule originally published in 2015. The comment period is open for 60 days: October 1 – December 2, 2019. The proposed rule would change the requirements related to origin of dairy livestock under the USDA organic regulations. It would add requirements about transitioning dairy animals to organic production. Comments provided on the 2015 proposed rule do not need to be resubmitted, but new or updated comments are welcome.