Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule

Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the posting of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule. This rule sets clear standards for organic animals by adding specificity to the production and handling aspects of organic production, ensuring consistency and consumer transparency.

This rule establishes minimum indoor and outdoor space requirements for poultry, clarifies how producers and handlers must treat livestock and chickens to ensure their health and well-being, and specifies which physical alterations are allowed and prohibited in organic livestock and poultry production.

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