Last Chance to Speak up for Animal Welfare & Protect Organic Standards

We need your support in urging USDA to implement the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule. USDA has twice delayed its implementation date and is now asking for comments on whether it should retract the rule altogether.

Submit your comment today urging full implementation of the OLPP!

CCOF strongly supports the rule because it requires high animal welfare standards, including sufficient outdoor access for poultry. The rule would make the standards that CCOF has always required of its certified operations applicable to all USDA organic producers. USDA is accepting public comment on the rule until June 9, 2017. Comments can be submitted via using docket number AMS-NOP-17-0031.

Special interests are lobbying Congress and USDA to stop the implementation of the OLPP. Their interference is an effort to thwart the National Organic Program’s (NOP) legal and transparent rulemaking process. USDA’s latest delay sets a dangerous precedent in which future organic rules could be met with administrative delays, or simply never allowed to go into effect.

It is incredibly important that members of the organic community voice support for the rule and protect the NOP’s rulemaking process. So please submit your comment today urging full implementation of the OLPP!

For additional information, contact the CCOF policy team.