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New Guides for Organic Operations

To describe the relevant organic requirements, provide best practices, and further explain the certification process, ATTRA has partnered with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to provide the following detailed guides, which provide helpful information for both beginning farmers and current organic operations looking to  Read More »

Inspections 101

We need to inspect each certified operation–farms and processors–every year.  The person who comes to your farm to is the inspector.  We hire several people part-time people to do inspections.  Occasionally, the person doing your inspection is a full-time certification staffer such as myself.  This  Read More »

The Organic Sprout Winter 2012-13 Issue

The winter Sprout is published and on it’s way to our certified growers.  It’s filled with great content including articles on mass balance, enterprise budgeting, financing farm projects, details about MCS’s 2012 USDA audit, and much more.  You can read it now right here.  Read More »