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The following organic policy issues are open for public comment. Organic Trade Association members should lean on our regulatory staff for assistance in submitting comments, providing feedback to OTA for inclusion in our final comments, and with any issue-specific questions or concerns. 

Proposed rule to amend the National List

USDA’s National Organic Program has published a proposed rule to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances to change the use restrictions for 17 substances allowed for organic production or handling on the National List. It also proposes to add 16 new substances, calls for listing the botanical pesticide rotenone as a prohibited substance in organic crop production, and removes ivermectin as an allowed parasiticide for use in livestock production. The proposed rule is the result of recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Organic Standards Board. The deadline for comments is March 19.


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