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USDA Proposes to Withdraw Organic Practices Rule on Cost-Benefit and Other Grounds
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed to withdraw its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. This final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Thisfinal rule amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements in the USDA organic regulations by adding new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian living conditions; and expands and clarifies existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions. This final rule was originally set to take effect on March 20, 2017. The effective date has been extended to May 14, 2018 under separate actions. USDA is proposing to withdraw this final rule based in part on USDA's revised assessments of its benefits and burdens and on USDA's view of sound regulatory policy. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Agriculture on this proposed withdrawal on or before January 17, 2018.
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