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NCBA Applauds USDA's Withdrawal of Organic Marketing Rule

13 March 2018

US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock and poultry.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued a statement regarding the announcement, saying: "Common sense scored an all-too-rare victory in Washington, DC, today.

"Not only did USDA not have the legal authority to implement animal-welfare regulations, but the rule would have also vilified conventionally raised livestock without recognizing our commitment to raise all cattle humanely, regardless of the marketing program they're in.

"Secretary Sonny Perdue deserves a lot of credit for yet another common-sense decision that will benefit America's cattle producers."

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