Full Grass Access for Organic Dairy Cows

Tomorrow, Dec 23rd, is the deadline to get your comments to the USDA about the Organic Pasture Proposal. This proposal would require organic dairy cows to be pastured during the entire grazing season.  Organic standards already require some access to pasture, but depending on the producer, the standards have been interpreted differently.

For a brief overview of the issue, here is an NPR story for last week. There is a link to the entire draft rules, either in html or pdf version on the USDA comments page.