This publication provides information on making plans to transition to organic crop production. It helps outline the need for a transition crop plan, the importance of individual crop budgets, and evaluating results.
Farming organically allows producers to incur many economic and social advantages compared to farming conventionally. Understanding and planning the economic returns of the transition process can aid the producer in planning and in becoming organically certified.
Detailed information on organic agriculture including history, legalities and logistics, labeling, marketing, and pest and weed management. Includes two field examples on organic soybean and apple production.
Organic Certification doesn’t have to be daunting. Explore the five key steps in the organic certification process.
Use this matrix to assess whether your operation needs to be certified, particularly pertaining to the new Strengthening of Organic Enforcement rule.
Fact sheet on the basics of organic certification and steps to certify your operation.
USDA’s introductory guide to organic certification
New farmers, and farmers experienced in conventional agriculture, often find that obtaining organic certification for their crops is quite challenging. This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification. Later chapters explain specific USDA… Continue reading Guide for Organic Crop Producers
This guide provides an overview of organic certification and the steps to certifying.