National Organic Program

Established by Congress , 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, the National Organic Program (NOP) accredits third-party organizations 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.

Rulemaking

General Resources

Farmers, Ranchers & Businesses

Certifiers

Consumers

Enforcement

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)

Resources