Split (parallel) farms

#Farms with organic and non-organic crops

Farmers are eligible to produce both organic and non-organic crops on their operation. However, it is critical that you are able to clearly demonstrate and document that no commingling or contamination of organic crops can occur with non-organic crops or prohibited conventional materials.

Adding a new organic ingredient


There are two categories of operations that produce both organic and conventional crops:

  • Split-operations
    Organic crops grown are different from the non-organic crops produced
  • Parallel operations
    Farm produces the same crops as both organic and non-organic

Split and parallel operations must be vigilant about preventing contamination of all organic crops. If your operation is or intends to have, either split or parallel production, consider the following:

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