Welcome to "ON Organic!"

October is upon us and as the harvest season continues, some questions may come to mind regarding organic production standards. The Organic Standards Interpretation Committee accepts questions for interpretation related to the Canada Organic Standard that your certification body is unable to provide. Submission guidelines are available on the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC)'s website at www.organicfederation.ca. Additionally, the OFC's current comment period for proposed answers to questions related to the national standards for organic agriculture is open until October 28, 2013. Please review the suggested answers on the OFC website and provide comments by the October 28 deadline.

Also, a reminder that the Ecological Farmers of Ontario (EFAO) will be having their Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2013 at the Marden Community Centre in Guelph. For more information please visit the EFAO website at www.efao.ca or refer to the events section of this newsletter.

As always we welcome your comments and any suggestions for topics in the newsletter.

Thank you once again to our contributing authors and to EFAO, OCO and others who pass along our newsletter on a regular basis.

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http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/subscribe/index.html#organic

The newsletter is also posted on the OMAFRA website at:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/organic/news/news-organic.html

The French version of these newsletters is available at:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/french/crops/organic/news/news-organic.html

The OMAFRA Organic pages are linked from:
https://www.ontario.ca/organic and https://www.ontario.ca/biologique


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