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.
- Organic Insider – find NOP updates and announcements or subscribe to receive email updates.
- New Infographic: USDA Support for Farms and Businesses
- Spanish Resources
- Request for Applications: Human Capital Capacity Building (pdf) - Respond by July 2, 2021
- USDA Organic Regulations – Access 7 CFR Part 205 and the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.
- NOP Handbook – Provides guidance and instructions that can assist in complying with the USDA organic regulations.
- Labeling Organic Products – Provides details on the various labeling categories for organic products.
- USDA Organic Seal – Provides the organic seal in multiple file formats and outlines the regulatory specifications for its use.
- Organic Integrity Database – Includes information on all USDA accredited organic certifiers and certified farms and businesses.
- USDA Organic Integrity Learning Center – Provides a wide range of free training for organic certifiers, farms and businesses.
Farmers, Ranchers & Businesses
- Become a certified producer or business
- Learn about allowed and prohibited substances
- Learn about import/export rules for organic goods
- Find other USDA technical, financial and research resources supporting organic
- Become an accredited certifier
- Find the organic regulations
- Check the status of certified operations and certifiers
- View NOP enforcement activities
- How to file a complaint
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
- Learn about this federal advisory board
- Participate in public comment opportunities
- Learn about serving on the Board