Organic Resource

USDA Regulations

By: Organic Assistant Staff, December 29, 2014
The U.S. Government Printing Office goal is to keep the public informed. They host information on agriculture, and the organic certification. It is a great reference that includes definitions and terms used in the industry. A summary of the following can be found: Regulation Marketing Services NOP This… MORE

Organic Standards

By: Organic Assistant Staff, December 26, 2014
The organic standard reference provides a description of the specific requirements that must be followed and approved by the USDA. These are verified by specific certifying agents. The certifiers must ensure that the producers and processors are following the protocol which includes: Protecting Natural… MORE

Organic Fact Sheets

By: Organic Assistant Staff, December 26, 2014
USDA NOP has presented a list of fact sheets summarizing the policies, regulations and a program handbook. All of the fact sheets are in an easy downloadable PDF format to be stored as a reference. These include some of the following topics: Organic Cost Share Programs Review and Renewal Process Exporting… MORE

Is Organic an Option for Me?

By: Organic Assistant Staff, December 24, 2014
It is pretty straight forward for a consumer to select organic over non-organic. The benefits cannot be ignored: 100%-95% Organic growth and processing Crops- No toxic or persistent chemical use Livestock- Hormone free, no toxic or chemicals administered Cannot be irradiated, nor fertilized with sludge… MORE

Benefits of Organic Certification

By: Organic Assistant Staff, December 23, 2014
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the benefits are for both the farmers and handlers that provide the products and the consumers. They list the benefits to the farmers as: Receive premium prices for the products Access local, regional and international markets Protect natural… MORE
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