Earlier this year, USDA launched its new Organic Literacy Initiative, an effort to help connect current and prospective organic farmers, ranchers, and processors with the USDA resources available to them.
As part of this initiative, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has partnered with the National Organic Program (NOP) on four new guides with detailed information about organic certification. They include information about organic requirements and best practices, and also further explain the certification process:
- Guide to Organic Crop Producers
- Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
- Guide for Organic Processors
- Organic Certification of Farms and Businesses Producing Agricultural Products
The guides can be downloaded for free or ordered as a paper publication for a small handling fee either at the links above or on the ATTRA website.