USDA Requests Public Input on “Agricultural Coexistence”
GMO/GE Contamination USDA Website Working Now!
New Deadline March 4
MOFGA notified its Bulletin readers last week that USDA is seeking comments by March 4 – an extended deadline – on its proposals for coexistence among farmers who use genetically engineered crops and those who don’t (including organic growers and conventional growers who do not use GE/GMO seed). Unfortunately, the USDA comment site was not working after that notification appeared. It is working now – so please let USDA know what you think about coexistence between farms that do and do not use genetically engineered crops. More information.
Comment online via the Federal eRulemaking portal or mail comments to
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0047
Regulatory Analysis, and Development
PPD, APHIS, Station, 3A-03.8
4700 River Road Unit 118
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238
Farmers and handlers may send an anonymous comment outlining their experiences and costs through the National Organic Coalition.