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Maine Gov. Mills, Commissioner Beal Urge USDA to Finalize Origin of Livestock Rules

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, issued the following news release:

Governor Janet Mills and DACF Commissioner Amanda Beal are calling on USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue to finalize the proposed Origin of Livestock rules to maintain important markets for Maine organic dairy farmers. Because of a lack of clarity in current regulation, some farms outside of Maine have been allowed by their organic certifier to repeatedly transition non-organic livestock into their herd at a lower cost, instead of orga...