USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it has extended the deadline for members of the public to submit alternative proposals on a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order for organic products.

AMS extended the deadline by 30 days after receiving a number of requests from organic stakeholders for additional time. The proposals will now be accepted until July 20.

According to USDA, the new order would create an industry-funded research and promotion program for organic products under the 1996 Act.

 Proposals may be submitted to Organic Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Room 3071-S, STOP 0201; Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, D.C. 20250-0201; telephone number (202) 720-5115. AMS is only seeking proposals or partial proposals.