|National Organic Program (NOP)|
USDA's National Organic Program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that wants to sell an agricultural product as organically produced.
|Organic Information for Producers, Handlers, Processors, and Retailers|
|Standard Organic Labeling for Consumers|
The National Organic Program and the Organic Foods Production Act are intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to be consistent with national organic standards.
|Organic Farming Production and Marketing|
U.S. producers are turning to certified organic farming systems as a potential way to lower input costs, decrease reliance on nonrenewable resources, capture high-value markets and premium prices, and boost farm income. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production.
|Export and Import of Organic Products|
USDA has set requirements for the importing and exporting of organic products.