organic vegetable stand USDA certified USDA photo by Lance Cheung

AMS extends organic checkoff comment period

Additional 30 days provided to comment on establishment of national organic checkoff.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for the Organic Research, Promotion & Information Order proposed rule to establish a nationwide research and promotion checkoff for the organic industry. The proposed rule was published in the Jan. 18, 2017, Federal Register (82 FR 5746), and the comment period will be extended from March 20 until April 19, 2017.

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