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The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. These recommendations help the Department develop and refine the organic standards.

The in-person meeting will be webcast live for those who cannot travel. Should circumstances not permit an in-person meeting, the meeting will be held virtually. Updates will be posted to the meeting webpage at the link below.

The NOSB invites oral and written public comment on its spring agenda topics. Registration for oral comment speaking slots will open in early March 2023. Written comments may be submitted via

Deadlines: To be considered during the Spring 2023 Meeting, written comments and requests to provide oral comments must be received by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. This timeframe gives the Board time to review the comments before the meeting.

NOSB Meeting Details

Written Comments and Requests to Make Oral Comments Due: April 5, 2023

Online Comment Webinars: April 18 & 20, 2023, Noon – 5:00 pm Eastern

In-Person Public Meeting:  April 25 – 27, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree Street NW
Reservations: Group name – 2023 NOSB Board Meeting
Room reservation cutoff date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

In early March 2023, all meeting materials, including Zoom information to join the live meeting webcast, will be posted on the NOSB Spring 2023 Meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to review the online meeting materials. Posted content will include the meeting agenda, subcommittee proposals, discussion documents and instructions on how to submit oral or written comments.