1. Five positions open to serve on the National Organic Standards Board
are five positions available to serve on the National Organic Standards
Board. If you have ever considered sharing your thoughts with the NOP
then you may want to consider. It is a five year commitment which
includes 2 DC meetings/year (expenses covered by USDA) and conference
calls monthly or periodically. Please read on if this opportunity
interests you. Application due by July 17, 2009.
· Organic Producers (2 positions)
· Retailer (1 position)
· Organic Handler (1 position)
· Environmentalist (1 position)
applicants are required to commit to 5 years volunteer membership. Most
NOSB work is completed through committees on monthly or periodic
conference calls, and may also require additional independent time
researching issues and drafting documents. There are 2 public meetings
per year (fall and spring to Washington D.C.) USDA is responsible for
arranging hotel accommodations and pays for airline reservations.
Members receive reimbursement for travel and per diem expenses.
Individual seeking appointment of the NOSV must be
· An owner or operator of an organic production operation, an organic handling operation.
A retail establishment with significant trade in organic products, or
must be expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource
conservation that relate to organic agricultural production.
· Signed Background information form
· Written nominations
· Cover letter and Resume
All original documents must be postmarked on or before July 19, 2009.
For more information, contact: [log in to unmask] or at (202) 205-7806/Fax (202) 205-7808.
2. Corn Earworm Trapping Article
The Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Newsletter inculdes an
article on the problem pests Corn Earworm. This article highlights how
ID and trap this problem pests. http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/volume14/frveg1409.html, http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/volume15/frveg1506.pdf
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