2019 Sunset Review surveys still open

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is in the process of reviewing several of the fertilizers, pest control products, livestock treatments, processing aids, and ingredients currently allowed for use by certified organic operations. At its fall meeting, NOSB will VOTE on whether these production and handling inputs will continue to be allowed in organic. Although comments were submitted and discussion on these materials began during the spring meeting, it’s now critical that NOSB hear from all certified farmers and handlers on whether these inputs are essential and/or necessary for organic production, or whether there are other effective natural or organic alternatives available. To help facilitate a robust comment process, the Organic Trade Association has created a survey system for collecting feedback from certified farms and processors. Each survey is CONFIDENTIAL, and contains about 10 short questions that will take an estimated five minutes to complete.

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