Organic farmers are required to use certified organic seeds and planting stock.
What records do I need to keep for seeds?
You’ll need documentation of seed supplier information, labels, and purchase receipts, clearly noting quantities at your inspection.
If there is a GMO version of your crop(s) in the marketplace, you’ll also need to keep documentation to verify the crop(s) is non-GMO. Crops with GMO versions in the marketplace include:
- Sugar beet
- Summer squash
What records do I need if performing a commercial availability search?
After following the requirements for commercial availability search, you will need to save and organize all of your receipts, labels, and packets for non-certified seeds. You will also need a supplier statement affirming all non-certified organic seeds are non-GMO — if a GMO version is commercially available — and are not treated with prohibited substances.