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Origin of Livestock

By Kathie Arnold, Chair of the NODPA Policy Committee and past NODPA president, and Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jun 1, 2021
Updated: Wed, Jun 2, 2021

Update on Origin of Livestock

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Origin of Livestock Final Rule: Letter from the Organic Farmers Association

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: Mon, May 6, 2019

Origin of Livestock Final Rule-Next Steps

Letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2019

The Crisis in the Organic Dairy Movement

Farmers and Consumers, Working Together, Can Reestablish Economic Justice

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Updated: Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Democracy Worked

USDA Terminates the Organic Checkoff Proposal, Citing “Lack of Support”

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

What’s Wrong with Organic Certification, and What Should Be Done About It?

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Forecast for Organic Dairy in 2018 & Beyond

Organic Dairy Producers’ Thoughts on the Current State of Organic Dairy

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jan 29, 2018
Updated: Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Organic Dairy Policy

What Producers Can Do Now

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The Fall NOSB Meeting

Francis Thicke’s Closing Remarks

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017

A Summary of the NOSB Fall 2017 Meeting

by Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Nov 2, 2017
Updated: Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Organics under Attack

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Updated: Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Letter to the Secretary of Agriculture

No Organic Checkoff Coalition

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Updated: Fri, Aug 25, 2017

The National Organic Standards Board

Fall Meeting October 31, 2017

Posted: to Policy on Wed, May 31, 2017
Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

Federal Mandated Checkoff

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Updated: Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Stop the Organic Checkoff Program (a Tax)!

Submit Comments on the Proposed Rule before April 19th.

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Updated: Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Major farm groups to Trump

Adopt GIPSA rules

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Statement of the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing, Inc.

To the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Nov. 16, 2016, St. Louis, MO

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2018

Highlights of the NOSB Meeting

St. Louis, MO - November 16 to 18, 2016

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Organic Checkoff Update

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Organic Checkoff Update

Letter from the No Organic

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jul 26, 2016
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Updated Comments on the Proposed Rule

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jul 26, 2016
Updated: Tue, Jul 26, 2016

FOOD Farmers asks for extension on comment on Animal Welfare Regs

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Jul 1, 2016
Updated: Fri, Jul 1, 2016

Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices

Proposed Rule

Posted: to Policy on Tue, May 24, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

OTA updates its Organic Checkoff proposal

Posted: to Policy on Tue, May 24, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

Help USDA AMS decide if there is support for an Organic Check-Off

Register your opposition now

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2018

Check-off’s are not inevitable

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jan 25, 2016
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Hydroponics

What’s The Big Deal?

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

NOSB MEETING, Stowe, Vermont

Oct 26-29, 2015

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

What Eating Organic Food Does for the World

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Updated: Tue, Oct 20, 2015

ACTION ALERT

Proposed Rule Change on Requirements for Field Testing Regulated Genetically Engineered Wheat

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Help USDA AMS decide if there is support for an Organic Check-Off

register your opposition now

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Let there be light on pork checkoffs

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Organic Checkoff Partial Proposal

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015
Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

NOSB is expanding the opportunity for public comment

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jul 20, 2015
Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Origin of Livestock

USDA NOP Publishes Proposed Rule for Comment

Posted: to Policy on Mon, May 25, 2015
Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

National Organic Coalition’s Pre-NOSB Meeting

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Webcast of U.S. Department of Agriculture Stakeholder Workshop on Coexistence

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Say No to Setting Up An Organic Check-Off

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

NOSB Update

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

NOSB UPDATE

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

No Organic Checkoff.Com

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Organic Trade Association

Organic Check-off proposal, and some answers to NODPA Questions

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Free Speech and Prohibited Messaging

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Organic Checkoff Tax

USDA Wants More Proposals

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Origin of Livestock Comments to USDA NOP

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Organic Farmers

Weigh in on National Organic Survey

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

NOSB meeting next week in snowy Vermont

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Upbeat NOSB Meeting in Kentucky

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Interview with NOSB Chair

Jean Richardson

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Sep 8, 2014
Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

GMO Labeling Law passes in VT

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Would a “National Checkoff” Fit Organic?

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Should Soilless Hydroponic Growing Operations be Certified Organic?

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The USDA Organic Check-Off 2014

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

Revoke Changes To Sunset Provision

Letter to the Congressional Organic Caucus from consumer cooperatives

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes its unified agenda for Fall 2014

Busy time for NOP and AMS

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

Busy Time for Organic Trade Association (OTA)

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

Farm Bill News, NOC Advocates for increased organic funding

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Organic Check-Off

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Who is responsible for the audit trail for transporting milk and hay?

USDA Releases Guidance on handling unpackaged organic products.

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Dec 9, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Organic Check-off

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Nov 18, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Say YES to permanently exempting all organically certified operations from paying into federal mandatory check-off programs

Say NO to setting up an Organic Check-Off

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Sep 1, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The Organic Check-Off

OTA pushes its initiative through Webinars and mass mailings

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jul 30, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Action Alerts, June 2013

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Jun 1, 2013
Updated: Sat, Jun 1, 2013

Notes from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting

Portland, Oregon, April 9 -11, 2013

Posted: to Policy on Mon, May 20, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Managing Flies on Your Organic Dairy Farm

Posted: to Policy on Sun, May 19, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

Portland, Oregon, April 9 -11, 2013

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Apr 9, 2013
Updated: Tue, Apr 9, 2013

Organic Check-off at the MOSES Conference

Farmers unequivocally say “NO” to OTA’s idea of a standard program, open to further discussion

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Mar 18, 2013
Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018

A brief history of Parity Pricing and the present day ramifications of the abandonment of a Par Economy

By Kevin Engelbert, Organic Dairy Farmer, Nichols, NY

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jan 22, 2013
Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013

The organic community welcomes the appointment of Francis Thicke to the NOSB

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Jan 22, 2013
Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Proposal to Implement an Organic Research and Promotion Program

Organic Check-Off

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jul 16, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Farm Bill Clears the House Agriculture Committee

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jul 16, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jul 16, 2012

OTA proposes legislative language for an Organic Check-off

Posted: to Policy on Tue, May 8, 2012
Updated: Tue, May 8, 2012

NOP, NOSB And Organic Industry News And Comments

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Mar 8, 2012
Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2012

Get to Know Jean Richardson

New NOSB Member from Vermont

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jan 30, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jan 30, 2012

NODPA’S FAIR SHARE PETITION

Fair Share of the Retail Dollar for Organic Dairy Producers

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 19, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jan 19, 2012

Resources to help you decide what to do if your gas lease is expiring

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 19, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jan 19, 2012

How to respond to Force Majeure claims from your gas company

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 19, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jan 19, 2012

FOOD Farmers Position Statements

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Dec 6, 2011
Updated: Tue, Dec 6, 2011

Food Farmer Resolutions Regarding The 2012 Farm Bill

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Dec 6, 2011
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

USDA Supports Research and Marketing of Organic Agriculture in 18 States

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Dec 5, 2011
Updated: Mon, Dec 5, 2011

Organic Commodity Futures Trading Is a Step Backwards

COMMENTARY

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Dec 5, 2011
Updated: Mon, Dec 5, 2011

Natural Gas Exploration and its Impact on Organic Agriculture

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Sep 12, 2011
Updated: Mon, Sep 12, 2011

Organic community advocates or circular firing squad

Why we need them and who benefits?

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Sep 12, 2011
Updated: Mon, Sep 12, 2011

A Personal Report on the GMO Summit Meeting in Boulder, CO

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jul 18, 2011
Updated: Mon, Jul 18, 2011

Pasture Rule: Everything you asked for, and then some

Insights about the Pasture Rule from sessions at the recent NODPA Field Days

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Jun 17, 2011
Updated: Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Meeting the Pasture Rule Requirements

Record-keeping resources for the grazing season

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jun 6, 2011
Updated: Mon, Jun 6, 2011

NOSB Spring Meeting

A Storm In A Tea Cup

Posted: to Policy on Sun, May 15, 2011
Updated: Sun, May 15, 2011

Defend Farmer and Consumer Choice Regarding GE Alfalfa

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Feb 7, 2011
Updated: Mon, Feb 7, 2011

Farm Aid Awards Grant to FOOD Farmers

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Feb 6, 2011
Updated: Sun, Feb 6, 2011

GE Alfalfa -- What’s the rush?!!

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Jan 19, 2011
Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2018

Let Them Eat Grass! NODPA’s Pasture Rule Resource Page

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Jan 1, 2011
Updated: Mon, Oct 22, 2018

National Organic Coalition Position Statements

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Jan 1, 2011
Updated: Sat, Jan 1, 2011

The Economic Costs of Transition

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Dec 2, 2010
Updated: Thu, Dec 2, 2010

OFRF To Compile Science On Organic Farming Benefits

Names Team to Lead Research Review

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Dec 2, 2010
Updated: Thu, Dec 2, 2010

OMRI Products List Exceeds 2000 Products

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Nov 15, 2010
Updated: Mon, Nov 15, 2010

NODPA Comments To NOSB

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Oct 25, 2010
Updated: Mon, Oct 25, 2010

New Director of Standards at National Organic Program

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Sep 6, 2010
Updated: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

The USDA Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) holds its first meeting

Political convenience or the possibility of real change?

Posted: to Policy on Sun, May 16, 2010
Updated: Sun, May 16, 2010

NODPA Comments To NOSB

Posted: to Policy on Tue, Apr 27, 2010
Updated: Tue, Apr 27, 2010

NOSB ventures to the West

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Apr 2, 2010
Updated: Fri, Apr 2, 2010

USDA Recommended Decision

Large Producer-Handlers Should Become Subject to Federal Order Pricing and Pooling Provisions

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Dec 2, 2009
Updated: Wed, Dec 2, 2009

At the UDSA, What Does Change Mean?

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Dec 2, 2009
Updated: Wed, Dec 2, 2009

Interview with Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Nov 11, 2009
Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2009

Climate Policy for Agriculture that Works

Ensuring that America’s Organic Farmers are Part of the Solution

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Aug 1, 2009
Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2009

The Misguided Science Behind rBGH And Climate Change

Posted: to Policy on Sat, Aug 1, 2009
Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2009

Report from the May 2009 NOSB Meeting

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jun 1, 2009
Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2009

Organic Initiative Sign-Up Extended in Some States

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Jun 1, 2009
Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2009

DC Update, April 1, 2009

Access to pasture update, status of new appointees, and the generally positive outlook for organic in Washington.

Posted: to Policy on Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2009

Access to Pasture Rule: Win, Lose or Draw for Producers?

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Jan 9, 2009
Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2009

Commentary from around the country on the pasture rule

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Jan 9, 2009
Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2009

National Organic Coalition

Posted: to Policy on Thu, Jan 1, 2009
Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2009

Update on Pasture Rule and Administration Changes

Posted: to Policy on Mon, Dec 8, 2008
Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2008

The Pasture Rule Is Out

The new proposed rule is attached, below. Check it out and give us your feedback.

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Nov 30, 2008
Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2008

Proposed Pasture Rule

Thoughtful Steps to the Final Pasture Rule

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Nov 7, 2008
Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2008

DC Update, June 6, 2008

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Jun 6, 2008
Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2008

DC Update, June 1, 2008

Farm Bill update

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Jun 1, 2008
Updated: Sun, Jun 1, 2008

Organic Dairy National Organic Program Update

A summary of what transpired at the recent NOSB meeting in Baltimore.

Posted: to Policy on Sun, Jun 1, 2008
Updated: Sun, Jun 1, 2008

DC Update, May 23, 2008

Posted: to Policy on Fri, May 23, 2008
Updated: Fri, May 23, 2008

Comments to the NOP

A letter from NODPA to the NOP addresses publication of the access to pasture rule and the publication of an origin of livestock rule

Posted: to Policy on Tue, May 20, 2008
Updated: Tue, May 20, 2008

DC Update, May 15, 2008

Posted: to Policy on Thu, May 15, 2008
Updated: Thu, May 15, 2008

Reading the NOP Leaves

Posted: to Policy on Mon, May 12, 2008
Updated: Mon, May 12, 2008

DC Update, May 9, 2008

Is the Farm Bill Battle Over?

Posted: to Policy on Fri, May 9, 2008
Updated: Fri, May 9, 2008

DC Update, May 1, 2008

Posted: to Policy on Thu, May 1, 2008
Updated: Thu, May 1, 2008

Organic Check-off

Posted: to Policy on Fri, Mar 28, 2008
Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2018