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    New USDA Pasture Rule Will Give Consumers More Confidence in Organic Meat and Dairy

    For Immediate Release: February 17, 2010 Contact: Lexie Stoia Pierce, (614) 421-2022 Ext. 221, lexie@oeffa.org New USDA Pasture Rule Will Give Consumers More Confidence in Organic Meat and Dairy Statement by Lexie Stoia Pierce, OEFFA Certification Program Manager “On February 12, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) published a long anticipated final rule establishing pasture standards for organic livestock. The new rule gives teeth to the existing NOP policy, allowing us to better ensure that organic milk and meat products come from animals that are actively grazed on pasture and have daily access to fresh air and sunshine. The new pasture rule provides the clear…

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