Over the past 35 years, instructors at the University of California, Santa Cruz have taught organic farming and gardening skills to more than a thousand apprentices through the UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson has announced the recipients of the state’s second round of Livestock Investment Grants. Fifty producers were selected to share $1 million in grants aimed at boosting the state’s livestock sector.
This Checklist has been created to assist in assessing the compliance of your farm or ranch operation with National Organic Program Standards. The structure and the language used is an attempt to make your work, and that of the certifier and inspector, a bit easier. However, be aware that the Checklist is a guidance document only.
Organic farmers and ranchers must provide a wide range of documents to retain certification by the National Organic Program. This publication provides sample copies of some common forms, letters, maps, and other documents in current use.
Market resources for organic food and fiber products, including organic prices, sales data, market trends, and other market data, organic trade associations, directories, and other organic marketing publications and resources, with contact information for ordering them.
This publication is an introduction to regulations related to organic pasture and rangeland in the United States. Organically certified land is described under The National Organic Program, including activities and materials that are allowed or prohibited. Fertility, weed, and insect pest management issues are briefly addressed.
This collection of standards from the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) provides the reader with key standards relevant to certified organic livestock production. Two similar publications are available from ATTRA for crop production (all ruminant livestock producers must produce pasture) and handling of organic products.