USDA Seeks One Nominee for National Organic Standards Board
USDA National Organic Program (NOP) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for an open seat on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), for an individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation. NOSB is a 15-member volunteer advisory board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture that considers public comments and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other topics involved in organic agriculture. The selected candidate will be appointed to serve a five-year term beginning January 2023. NOP encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented individuals, organizations, and businesses to reflect the diversity of the industry. Nominations are due by August 5, 2022.