USDA Accepting Comments on Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule

USDA published a proposed rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards, proposing requirements for organic poultry and livestock living conditions, care, transport, and slaughter. The public comment period on the proposed rule will be open for 60 days from the August 5, 2022, publication date. USDA says this new proposed OLPS rule would change the USDA organic regulations to promote a fairer and more competitive market for organic livestock producers, by making sure that certified USDA livestock products are produced to the same consistent standard. USDA National Organic Program will also host a public webinar listening session on August 19, 2022, to hear oral comments on the proposed rule.