The National Organic Coalition (NOC) is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a “Washington voice” for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture.
NOFA/RI is a member of the NOC through the NOFA Interstate Council. Meeting topics will include Federal Organic Policy update, Farm Bill Updates, Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st-Century Agriculture (AC21) Updates and more.
Join other concerned farmers and consumers at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. (phone: 800-294-7709)
National Organic Standards Board Meeting
Oct. 15 – 18, Providence, RI
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) makes recommendations to the USDA about policies for organic certification. During public meetings, the NOSB discusses their agenda items, listens to public comments and then votes in a public forum. The NOSB submits their final recommendations to the USDA for potential adoption as policy by the USDA.
The NOSB will meet at the Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, on October 15 – 18, 2012. To view the meeting agenda, proposals for discussion, instructions for registering to comment at the meeting or to submit written comments, click here. (choose October 15 – 18, 2012 on the drop-down menu).