January 18, 2009 | Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service | Format: Certification 101 Summary

National Organic Program Summary

This summary was prepared to help agricultural professionals understand the basic requirements of organic certification. It is not comprehensive and is not a substitute for the regulatory text. Producers and handlers who seek certification are encouraged to read the National Organic Program (NOP) rule in its entirety and contact their certification agent if they have specific questions about certification of their operations.

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