The U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to amend organic livestock and poultry practices until July 13, 2016, to allow stakeholders additional time to provide feedback on the proposed rule. The rule was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2016. The proposed changes are based on recommendations by the National Organic Standards Board and incorporate years of public comment and suggestions by stakeholders. The organic community, stakeholders, and consumers are invited to submit written comments on the proposed rule online or by mail.
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