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The following deadlines apply to all U.S.-based producers that wish to apply for USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certification services in 2019. Please note, we update the application timelines throughout the year in response to our administrative capacity and number of requests received.
All applications received after the deadline will be held for review in the order received until we begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2020.
Farm application deadline 2019: August 1
As of August 1, 2019, we will not process any applications, regular or expedited, for USDA NOP organic farm certification services (crop, wild harvest, pasture and/or livestock) located in the U.S.
Processor/handler application deadline 2019: September 30
As of September 30, 2019, we will not process any applications, regular or expedited, for USDA NOP organic processor or handler certification services located in the U.S.
If you have questions regarding the application deadlines or process, please email us at <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=XUdwbVxxcFlJCQ5sUmBcPzR0C198B3dTU2I-3D_19> or leave us a voicemail at (541) 201-8042. All other certification services will accept applications throughout the calendar year.
Our staff will be happy to provide answers and discuss all of the options available to you.
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