Organic Certification

Organic Certification

This section focuses on USDA organic regulations. All products sold under the organic label within the United States must be certified organic to the standards of the National Organic Program, no matter where they are produced. ATTRA sustainable agriculture specialists can help producers and handlers determine which standards apply and how to transition, keep records, and achieve organic certification. For certifiers, ATTRA offers Organic System Plan templates and inspection report forms. Recognizing that many types of organic practices pre-date and are broader than USDA definitions, ATTRA can help clarify exceptions and exemptions and explain how USDA organic standards relate to international standards and other types of standards.