Clearing the Path to Organic: A “Sound and Sensible” Approach

March 30, 2016 | Categories: Organic, Certification

The USDA continues its campaign to remove roadblocks to organic certification. With more workshops, blog posts, tip sheets and an informative interactive video, the Sound and Sensible Initiative has added resources to aid in the process. This unique campaign from the Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP) has outlined clear goals, principles and outreach tools aimed to make organic certification more affordable, accessible and attainable. Using technology to inform and help navigate the often burdensome paperwork load, all resources are produced by active members of the organic community and clarify the process, standards and path to becoming certified. After all, it’s about the farms, not the forms.

Here are a few of the great resources available. Even if the specific topic doesn’t speak directly to your business, knowing more about the steps involved along the supply chain is illuminating.

Exploring the Organic Option

Planning the Path Forward


Recordkeeping and Inspections

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