1 day ago – The Trump administration is withdrawing a federal rule that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards.
Update, March 12, 12:19 p.m., EST: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday announced its intention to officially withdraw the Obama-era livestock rules that would have strengthened animal welfare requirements for organically certified meat and dairy. The Department said in a press release that the …
1 day ago – On Monday, March 12, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officially withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule (OLPP), killing these groundbreaking protections for animals raised on Organic farms. The ASPCA condemns this decision in the strongest terms possible.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed a lawsuit on Jan. 12, 2018 against the USDA over the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposal to withdraw the National Organic Program (NOP) Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule.