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AnnouncementJanuary 2, 2013


Happy New Year! As it reflects on its 2012 accomplishments, the National Organic Program (NOP) is looking ahead to a productive 2013. 

The NOP would also like to highlight the Organic Seed Finder, a database launched by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). 

2012 in Review: Accomplishments

This past year, the NOP made many enhancements to better meet its vision, including:

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2013 in Preview: What's Next

In 2013, the NOP will continue its current activities, including:

  • Ensuring rigorous and timely investigations to resolve complaints of suspected regulatory violations.
  • Developing practice standards for organic aquaculture, pet food, and the origin of livestock.
  • Implementing recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board.
  • Overseeing and training certifying agents and trade partners to ensure that all requirements are being met.
  • Helping prospective organic farmers and handlers learn about organic systems and the certification process.
  • Making internal process improvements to increase efficiencies and do more with less.   
  • Protecting the integrity of organic products.  

We appreciate your support while we work to provide competent, fair, and consistent oversight of the organic sector. 

Organic Seed Finder

Having trouble finding organic fennel seeds? The Organic Seed Finder provides reliable organic seed availability information to facilitate the growth and success of the organic seed sector.

People looking to source organic seed do not have to pay to use the database. Seed vendors pay a fee to post varieties based on annual organic seed sales.

The Organic Seed Finder   

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 informs 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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