Roberts cites ‘dysfunction’ at organic ag board, hints at farm bill action

At a hearing to gather ideas for the 2018 farm bill, Senate Agriculture chairman Pat Roberts hinted at an overhaul of organic agriculture regulations, citing “uncertainty and dysfunction” at the 15-member National Organic Standards Board, which advises the USDA on what should be allowed in organic production. Theojary Crisantes, a large-scale organic produce grower, said the… » Read More

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