Clarity sought on proposed organic livestock standards

Clarity sought on proposed organic livestock standards

THE comment period has come to a close on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new animal welfare standards for the National Organic Program. The overall sentiment from major livestock industry groups was less than welcoming, as each provided a rundown of the issues they have with USDA's proposal.

The proposed rule features a number of substantial changes and requirements, including changes pertaining to space and property requirements for

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