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Organic Trade Association Suing USDA Over Livestock Standards

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic

The Organic Trade Association is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the USDA decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock Standards proposed and endorsed by most in the organic industry. Nate Lewis, farm policy director for the Organic Trade Association, says the USDA broke the rules when withdrawing the standards without public comment. Lawsuit Lewis says the decision to withdraw …

Organic Groups Want Livestock Standards in Place

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The USDA recently announced it would be withdrawing a series of organic livestock standards that were put into place during the Obama administration. Organic groups across the country are not happy with the move. John Siemon, CEO of the Wisconsin-based Organic Valley Cooperative, says one of the most important things the standards addressed was animal welfare. The battle over the …