Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation guidance

farmingNOP has also published final guidance providing organic certifiers and farms with examples of production practices that support conservation principles and comply with USDA organic regulations that require operations to maintain or improve natural resources. The final guidance clarifies the role of certified operations, certifiers, and inspectors in the implementation and verification of these production practices. It also clarifies ways to reduce paperwork burdens for those domestic organic operations that participate in a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service program. OTA is pleased that the guidance takes into consideration comments provided from organic stakeholders including those of OTA on behalf of its members. Read OTA’s final comments.

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