The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced an in-person meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). 

The meeting will be April 24-26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. The Board will hear public comments via webinars on Tuesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and at the in-person meeting on Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or in-person meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, April 4.

The webinars are virtual and will be accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS website before the webinars. The in-person meeting will take place at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle, Wash. Information pertaining to the webinars and in-person meeting can be found at

The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production.