Making the Transition to Organic Production and Handling

Adopting organic conservation practices can help producers and handlers access new customers and markets as well as comply with regulatory policy. However, making the transition to organic production and handling takes both time and planning. Implementing an organic system requires a tactful approach to successfully carry out common agricultural activities, such as managing pests, building soil health, and improving livestock and herd health. Organic producers and handlers must also take additional care to prevent mixing organic with non-organic products and contact with certain substances.

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