The USDA has announced an intention to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. This rule is the product of 14 years of overwhelming public support for strengthening animal welfare standards in organics. We encourage our members who may be interested in this issue to submit comments to the USDA in support of the rule by Jan 17th. Here is a one page guideto help you with crafting a comment for the USDA. In addition, here is a link to theFederal Register, NOP Proposed Rule, Comment Page.
This is an issue that many co-ops across the country are concerned with as well as the National Cooperative Grocers of which the Syracuse Cooperative Market is a member. There are only a few days left to comment on this issue so please take time to do so now. Thank you for your support of this critical issue.