Where to Find This Information on the Web

The USDA’s NOP website, http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/, contains all current NOP regulations, consumer information, lists of certifying agents and organic feed suppliers, as well as additional information. To find a local certifying agent, see the list of certifying agents at this site. The regulatory language of the Final Rule can also be found at this website.

Another website where the regulatory information can be found is the Alternative Farming System Information Center, U.S. National Standards on Organic Animal Production and Handling, www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/ofp/7cfrtoc.htm.

A website that has excellent information sources to assist producers in understanding and complying with the regulations is the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service website: Organic Farming http://www.attra.org/organic.html. In particular, see NCAT’s Organic Livestock Workbook and Organic Livestock Documentation Forms under Organic Livestock.

The department of agriculture in individual states may have organic production regulations and information posted on their website. As an example, the State of Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry lists publications available to producers wishing to be certified as “organic” at http://www.oda.state.ok.us/food-formshome.htm.

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