Organic Sound and Sensible Resources: Understanding Rules, Certification, and Inspections

 Jan 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The USDA Blog


The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP) announced new resources: guides, videos, and other tools – all produced by their partners in the organic community. These resources are inteneded to help farms and businessesunderstand the USDA organic standards, certification process, and inspections in more depth.  Read More>>



Links directly to the resources:

Video: “Organic Myths” (Massachusetts/Baystate Organic Certifiers (MBOC)

Checklist: “Ten Steps to Transition” (California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

“How To…” Modules (Massachusetts/Baystate Organic Certifiers – MBOC)

Tip Sheets: Organic Standards (National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) – West)

Tip Sheets: Organic Certification Guidelines (Northeast Organic Farming Association – Vermont – NOFA-VT)

Guide: Recordkeeping Case Studies (Oregon Tilth)

Organic System Plan Template (NCAT-West)

Inspection Report Form (NCAT-West)

Pre-Inspection Questionnaire (ALBA/NCAT)

Video: “What to Expect When You’re Inspected”: Crop and Livestock Production (International Organic Inspector’s Association – IOIA)