USDA is seeking nominations to fill five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The deadline is June 1, 2020.

First established in 2001, the NOSB considers and makes recommendations on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products. The NOSB also has special responsibilities related to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, which identifies the substances that may be used, or not used, in organic crop production and processed organic products.

Tracey Chow

At the direction of the WG board of directors, the association will oppose the “split roll” initiative set to appear on the California ballot in November 2020.

Currently, there are two versions of the ballot initiative. The first version, the California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative, qualified as an initiated constitutional amendment on October 15, 2018.

Cory Lunde


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