The National Organic Program is pleased to share information on two important resources:
|Updated List of Certified Organic Operations|
The updated list of certified organic operators is now available!
As of the end of 2011, 17,673 organic farms and processing facilities in the United States were certified to the USDA organic standards. That's 478 more operators than at the end of 2010, and a 240% increase since NOP's tracking began in 2002. Worldwide, there are now 28,779 certified organic operators across 133 countries.
List of certified organic operations
Fact sheet, including breakdown by state
|Apply Now for NRCS Organic Initiative|
Is your farm eligible for financial and technical assistance through the National Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Organic Initiative?
Part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Organic Initiative offers $50 million in financial and technical assistance to support a wide array of conservation practices specifically designed for organic production.
For your farm to be considered this year, NRCS must receive your one-page application by June 1st. Or, there's still time to get your application in by March 30th and get considered earlier!
Locate your local NRCS office
Learn more about this and other NRCS programs in the March edition of the NOP newsletter (now called the Organic Integrity Quarterly), to be published on Monday.
|About the National Organic Program (NOP)|
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|About the NOP Organic Insider|
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