USDA Announces Amended Organic Livestock and Poultry Production Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Agriculture Marketing Service announced a final rule amending the organic livestock and poultry production requirements “to maintain consumer confidence in USDA organic products, to align with consumer expectations regarding outdoor access, and to further facilitate interstate commerce in organic products.” The rule becomes effective January 2, 2024, with compliance required by January 2, 2025, except for certain poultry operations, which will be required to comply with the new requirements by January 2029.