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Public Comment Extension Regarding Agricultural Coexistence

Working hard to put together your comments on how agricultural coexistence can be strengthened? USDA is extending the comment deadline until March 4, 2014.

Working hard to put together your comments on how agricultural coexistence can be strengthened? USDA is extending the comment deadline until March 4, 2014.

Public Comment Extension

In November, USDA published a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public comments on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. 

USDA is extending the comment period for this notice by 60 days to allow interested parties additional time to provide input. This will be announced via the Federal Register. 

The Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) made recommendations in five major areas regarding agricultural coexistence. In the area of education and outreach, the committee recommended that USDA foster communication and collaboration to strengthen coexistence. 

USDA is seeking your public comments to better foster communication and collaboration among those involved in all sectors of agriculture production.

Coexistence is defined as the concurrent cultivation of crops produced through diverse agricultural systems including traditionally produced, organic, identity preserved, and genetically engineered crops. 

USDA supports all forms of agriculture and wants each sector to be as successful as possible providing products to markets in the United States and abroad. About Coexistence 

New deadline: March 4, 2014

Please send your postal mail or commercial delivery comments to:

Docket No. APHIS-2013-0047
Regulatory Analysis and Development
PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8
4700 River Road, Unit 118
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238

Comments are posted on the Regulations.gov website and may also be reviewed at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th St. and Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To facilitate entry into the comment reading room, please call 202-799-7039.

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