Beginning farmers and existing organic operations can find detailed information about organic certification in a series of new guides. The guides were written by sustainable-agriculture experts at the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in partnership with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). They are part of the USDA’s Organic Literacy Initiative. The new guides help prospective organic operations learn more about their specific type of organic production. They also are helpful for current organic operations looking to adopt new management approaches and better understand NOP standards. The four guides provide detailed information about the relevant organic requirements, provide best practices, and further explain the certification process. Titles are Guide to Organic Crop Production; Guide to Organic Livestock Production; Guide to Organic Processing; Organic Certification of Farms and Businesses Producing Agricultural Products.
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