Join OSA in Seattle, Washington, next month for the spring meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) from April 24 – 26, 2019.
Four proposals related to seed and plant breeding are on the agenda:
- Discussion document: Genetic integrity transparency of seed grown on organic land
- Discussion document: Excluded methods, induced mutagenesis
- Proposal: Strengthening the organic seed guidance April 2019
- Proposal: Excluded Method Determinations April 2019
And here are three ways to make your voice heard:
- Submit written comments to the public docket (docket # AMS-NOP-18-0071).
- Sign up for oral comments if you’re able to attend the meeting in Seattle.
- Sign up to provide comments via webinar on April 16 or 18.
The deadline for submitting written comments is April 4, 2019.
Do you have questions about these proposals? Contact OSA policy expert Kiki Hubbard with questions and ideas.
If you can join us in Seattle, save another date: On April 23, 2019, our friends at the National Organic Coalition will host its pre-NOSB meeting, a gathering of diverse organic stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the organic community. Next month’s meeting will focus on the farm bill and other DC policy updates, a Q&A with National Organic Program Deputy Administrator Jenny Tucker, updates from organic farmers in the region, and more. Register here to participate in this conversation.
Do you have plans to tour the area?
Don’t forget that OSA’s Research Farm is in the region, located in Chimacum, Washington, less than two hours from Seattle. We’d love for you to visit! Contact us here to set up a tour.