The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will accept nominations for five vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Each position on the board is categorized under the Organic Foods Production Act. USDA will accept nominations for:

  • “One individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation”;
  • “one individual who owns or operates an organic farming operation or employees of such individuals”;
  • “one individual who owns or operates a retail establishment with significant trade in organic products or an employee of such individuals”; and
  • “two individuals who own or operate an organic handling operation or employees of such individuals.”

The chosen candidates will serve on the NOSB from January 24, 2020, to January 23, 2025. Nominations will be accepted until May 20, 2019.

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