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on January 19, 2017

USDA enacts major welfare changes for organic livestock

The final rule will strengthen animal welfare requirements for organic-certified livestock, drawing objections from poultry and pork industry bodies.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will publish a final rule creating stricter animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry.

The rule, to be published in the Federal Register on January 19, will affect all livestock raised as part of the USDA’s National Organic Program. All animals will…

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