NOSB to Host Hydroponic Web Conference

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet via web conference on August 14, 2017 at 1:00–3:00 p.m. to discuss hydroponics in organic food production. 
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CCOF highly encourages stakeholders and those interested to listen into the web conference.
NOSB is a federal advisory committee composed of 15 volunteers representing farmers; handlers; environmental protection and resource conservation; public interest and consumer groups; toxicology, ecology, or biochemistry; retailers; and organic certifying agents. The members provide USDA and the Secretary of Agriculture with recommendations on organic standards
NOSB will not be taking public comments during the web conference, nor will they be voting on a recommendation or proposal during the web conference. However, their discussion should provide stakeholders with insights on the direction in which NOSB will focus their hydroponic work at the upcoming meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on October 31 to November 2
A meeting transcript will be available for review around two weeks after the meeting for those who are unable to tune in. Please contact CCOF’s policy department with any questions.