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AnnouncementMarch 19, 2012


The National Organic Program is pleased to announce the availability of three publications. 


March 2012 Organic Integrity Quarterly

The March 2012 edition of the NOP newsletter, now called the Organic Integrity Quarterly, is now available! This issue includes updates on many important topics, including:   

  • U.S. / EU trade partnership, including reflections from Deputy Secretary Merrigan 
  • Canada equivalency arrangement update
  • National List update
  • EQIP Organic Initiative and other NRCS programs and services
  • Recap: 2012 certifying agent training
  • NOP staff update

March 2012 Organic Integrity Quarterly   

Memos to Certifying Agents

The NOP sent two memos to certifying agents regarding trade partnerships:  

Impact of U.S. - EU Organic Equivalency Arrangement 

Certification for Operations Based in Canada

About the National Organic Program (NOP)

The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

About the NOP Organic Insider

The NOP Organic Insider is intended to inform the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.


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