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AnnouncementFebruary 16, 2016

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has published an update to the NOP Handbook. 
NOP Handbook Update: 
Organic Certification of Industrial Hemp 
The National Organic Program (NOP) has published a new Handbook document.  

NOP 2040: Instruction: Organic Certification of Industrial Hemp Production. This instruction clarifies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy regarding the organic certification of industrial hemp production by USDA-accredited certifying agents. 

View all NOP guidance, instructions and policies:
NOP Handbook
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