The fall meeting for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is just around the corner. Join OSA in St. Louis, MO, from November 15th through the 18th, 2016, for timely discussions and public comment opportunities on a number of organic policy proposals. The National Organic Coalition will host its pre-NOSB meeting on November 15 followed by a packed NOSB agenda from the 16th through the 18th. OSA will be giving a formal presentation on State of Organic Seed, 2016 on the last day, so stick around! A number of seed-related documents are on the agenda that week, from ideas for strengthening the requirements for using organic seed to a proposal for clarifying excluded methods terminology. Your feedback on these documents is critical to the policy making process. Find these documents and instructions for submitting written comments here. Written comments are due by October 26, 2016.
Kristina (Kiki) Hubbard is the director of advocacy and communications for Organic Seed Alliance. She currently leads efforts to promote policies and actions that support organic seed systems, including managing OSA’s State of Organic Seed project.