USDA's Ag Marketing Service has planned three listening sessions to take input on defining livestock as "naturally raised." USDA wants to develop a voluntary standard for labeling products "naturally raised" based on production practices.
The listening sessions will be held at 1 p.m. on the following dates:
Dec. 11 -- Jefferson Auditorium, USDA South Building, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 17 -- Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO; 303-779-1234.
Jan. 18 -- Seattle Marriott SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA; 206-241-2000.
Those interested in attending can participate through either verbal or written comments.
For more information, contact Martin E. O'Connor at 202-720-4486 or [email protected] or visit www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/