Grassfed Dairy Standards Working Group Reaches Consensus on Provisional Production Standard
(DENVER) American Grassfed Association is developing an industry standard for certifying grassfed dairy production. A group of stakeholders and experts, including CROPP/ Organic Valley, Maple Hill Creamery, Traders Point Farm Organics, Trickling Springs Creamery, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, NOFA New York Certified Organic, Dr. Meg Cattell, and Dr. Arden Nelson, is collaborating with AGA to create a science-based standard that will provide an economically feasible blueprint for producers and a guarantee that consumers’ expectations are met when they purchase grassfed dairy products.
The combined working group has reached consensus on a provisional production standard that will form the basis for the grassfed dairy market claim. This provisional standard will now be distributed to producers and other stakeholders for discussion. Public circulation and discussion of the provisional standard will begin in the near future. The next phase of the project will include the development of an implementation structure and timeline for adoption.
For further information, please contact AGA communications director Marilyn Noble, Marilyn@americangrassfed.org.