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Preparing For An Organic Inspection: Steps And Checklists


Guide to help organic producers and handlers understand, prepare for, and get the most from their annual inspections for certification of compliance with USDA National Organic Standards.


The on-site inspection is an important part of the organic certification process.It can be useful to you as an organic producer or handler in at least two significant ways: a)by providing you with a certificate of organic certification to the USDA National Organic Standards and other applicable standards and b)by providing the impetus and inspiration to develop and implement organic systems for production and handling and their corresponding record-keeping systems. This publication is intended to show how organic production or handling systems and sound record-keeping systems reinforce  each other to support continuous learning about organic systems design and good business management.


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Weekly Harvest Newsletter

Sustainable Agriculture News Briefs - March 9, 2005