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June 14, 2016

Agriculture Committee leadership request comment period extension for USDA organic livestock and poultry rule

U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership recently called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant a 90-day extension of the public comment period for the Agency’s proposed rule regarding revised organic livestock and poultry production standards. Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-TX, and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-MN, expressed multiple concerns with the proposed rule, urging USDA to address those concerns prior to publishing a final or interim final rule.  Read More

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