NOP Draft Guidance

The National Organic Program (NOP) publishes guidance documents to help those who own, manage, or certify organic operations to comply with the USDA organic regulations. To increase the quality and transparency of these guidance documents, the NOP first publishes draft guidance documents with request for public comments.

It is important to note that the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook is non-binding and any citation issued needs to reference the USDA organic regulations. All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Classification of Materials (NOP 5033)

 Materials for Organic Crop Production (NOP 5034)