National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting Begins April 29

Feb. 18, 2024
Three-day in-person meeting will be in Milwaukee, with comments due by April 3.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will hold one of its semiannual meetings in Milwaukee April 29-May 1, with online comment webinars and registrations before those dates.

So far, the topics in the posted agenda are pretty general: presentations from subcommittees on Certification, Accreditation, Crops, Handling, livestock, materials and policy development. Plus discussion and possibly final votes on deferred proposals. More details may be announced on the NOSB website as the meeting nears.

But the NOSB also invites oral and written public comments to help shape the meeting. Registration for oral comment speaking slots will open in early March. Written comments may be submitted via

To be considered during the spring 2024 meeting, written comments and requests to provide oral comments must be received by 11:59 pm ET on April 3, to give the board time to review the comments before the meeting.

Online comments webinars will be April 23 & 25,11am-5pm ET. The in-person public meeting will be 9am-6pm CT April 29-May 1. It will convene at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W Wisconsin Ave. The in-person meeting will be webcast live for those who cannot travel.

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