USDA RELEASES FINAL NATIONAL ORGANICS STANDARD

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the final version of a national organics standard 10 years after the agency was ordered by Congress to develop unified regulations to replace myriad, often conflicting, state laws.ssed food products. The logo was updated to minimize consumer confusion, said officials.The final rule also includes these key changes from the initial version, released

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the final version of a national organics standard 10 years after the agency was ordered by Congress to develop unified regulations to replace myriad, often conflicting, state laws.

ssed food products. The logo was updated to minimize consumer confusion, said officials.

The final rule also includes these key changes from the initial version, released last March:

An increase in the minimum percentage of organic

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