National Farmers Supports the Origin of Livestock Rule

 

National Farmers signed onto a June 10 letter to Congress by the Organic Farmers Association and National Organic Coalition supporting the Origin of Livestock rule.

It will close loopholes by specifying that organic dairy animals must be raised organically from the last third of gestation or be raised organically for one year if transitioning a conventional herd to organic, which is allowed only once.

Cycling dairy animals in and out of organic production must be prohibited, and once a distinct herd is transitioned to organic, all animals must be raised organically from the last third of gestation.

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