13 Sep '17, 11am

Organic Trade Association sues USDA over failure to advance organic livestock standards

Organic Trade Association sues USDA over failure to advance organic livestock standards

The suit alleges the U.S. Department of Agriculture violated the Organic Foods Production Act, and unlawfully delayed the effective date of the final livestock standards that were developed by industry and in accordance with the processes established by Congress, and with abusing the agency’s discretion by ignoring the overwhelming public record established in support of these organic standards. The trade association further contends that the Trump Administration’s Regulatory freeze order issued to federal agencies on Jan. 20, 2017, should not apply to organic standards because they are voluntary and are required only of those farms and businesses that opt in to be certified organic.

Full article: https://ota.com/news/press-releases/19820

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