National Organic Program

Organic growers weigh in on agricultural robots

A pair of Michigan State University (MSU) associates interviewed growers primarily from Michigan (along with one from Ohio and another from Maryland) ... more »

A discussion of organic grower challenges and solutions at Organic Grower Summit

A two-part ed intensive featuring the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farm... more »

End of U.S.–India Recognition Arrangement

On January 11, 2021, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) ended its recognition agreement with India’s Agric... more »

Grower shares insight on USDA’s Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Organic farmer and Organic Farming Research Foundation Board Chair Bryan Hager knows about organic farming and the process it takes to get certified. ... more »

7 ways the National Organic Program enforced its standards in 2020

Certified-organic farming is hard work, and it can be competitive. The National Organic Program, (NOP) part of the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing ... more »

National Organic Program gets ‘very positive’ review

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently earned good marks in a formal peer review, according to a recent newsletter from the program administra... more »

NOP offers free classes: Recordkeeping, certification, system plans

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently launched three new courses in the Organic Integrity Learning Center. For no charge, growers can stud... more »

National Organic Program to hire standards enforcers

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP), which enforces standards for the dynamic, growing organic industry, is hiring for multiple opening in three d... more »

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