National Organic Program

National Organic Program

Established by Congress in 2001, this federal regulatory program develops and enforces uniform national standards for organically-produced agricultural products sold in the United States.

Operating as a public-private partnership, NOP accredits private companies and helps train their inspectors to certify that farms and businesses meet the national organic standards.  USDA and accredited certifiers also work together to enforce the standards, ensuring a level playing field for producers and protecting consumer confidence in the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal.

Deadline May 20, 2019

Certifiers

Farmers, Ranchers & Businesses

Enforcement

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

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