OSA is in St. Louis this week for the fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The agenda includes a number of seed-related discussion documents and proposals, from strengthening the National Organic Program’s (NOP) guidance document on the organic seed requirement to clarifying excluded methods definitions and terminology. OSA will give a formal presentation on Friday that covers our State of Organic Seed, 2016 findings and emphasizes the important role of the NOP and NOSB in supporting more rapid progress in developing seed systems that are responsive to the needs of organic farmers. Find our comments here and follow our timely updates via Twitter.
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.