COMMENT PERIOD FOR USDA ORGANIC PLAN IS EXTENDED

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Already flooded with comments on its proposal for national organic-food standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to extend the period for receiving comments on its blueprint.The new deadline is April 30, an extension of 45 days."We have already received over 4,000 comments on the proposed rule, including many requests for an extension of the comment period," said

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Already flooded with comments on its proposal for national organic-food standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to extend the period for receiving comments on its blueprint.

The new deadline is April 30, an extension of 45 days.

"We have already received over 4,000 comments on the proposed rule, including many requests for an extension of the comment period," said Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, in a statement.

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