Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service: National Organic Program; Access to Pasture (Livestock)
GAO-10-471R, Mar 8, 2010
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS)new rule on the National Organic Program (NOP) and the Access to Pasture (Livestock). GAO found that (1) the final rule amends livestock and related provisions of the NOP regulations. Under the NOP, AMS oversees national standards for the production and handling of organically produced agricultural products; and (2) AMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.