USDA Will Not Mess with Organic Certification, For Now

After the initial scare around the potential of a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling to require each farm in a co-op to be inspected annually, a cost that would in effect put the small, organic farmers out of business, there’s now a reprisal.

The USDA issued a statement on May 1 (Labor Day!) that the rules for organic certification will not change, at this time.  The issue will be discussed further in the fall, where amendments will be addressed.

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