May 7, 2021
US organic program education materials offered in Spanish
The USDA’s National Organic Program recently launched a web page gathering Spanish-language materials for educational purposes.
“The number of Spanish-speaking farmers and business owners certified under USDA organic standards has increased significantly since the National Organic Program (NOP) was established in 2001,” the NOP wrote in a newsletter. “Throughout that time, NOP has developed and expanded the resources available to Spanish speakers seeking information about organic certification. NOP recently launched a new web page compiling those resources into one place.”
Spanish-language resources on the site include translations of the Organic Foods Production Act, organic regulations, the NOP Handbook and a variety of other fact sheets, videos and training resources, according to the newsletter.
The site cautions that the translations are provided for educational purposes only.
“There may be some differences in meaning due to the translation,” according to the website. “Organic operations are required to meet the requirements of the official USDA organic regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations, www.ecfr.gov.”