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Below is a link to proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30 day comment period. All comments regarding these answers should be sent to OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca.

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A new research study, "Biodiversity and Organic Farming in the United States," led by Carolyn Dimitri, based at New York University, needs the input of certified organic growers nationwide. The study will gather information about opportunities to measure or increase biodiversity in organic farming. Certified organic farmers willing to...

April 4, 2016

The use of Quaternary ammonia sanitizers are allowed under some organic programs with restrictions, but as they are a residual sanitizer, their use is discouraged unless required by regulatory authorities or if other sanitizers are inadequate for the operator’s process. If operators want to use quats, they must have...

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the availability of a revised Frequently Asked Questions document and a new fact sheet to support the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs. Additionally, a USDA blog on the programs will post on Monday morning, September 8. Organic cost share programs reimburse individual organic...

As of July 1, 2014, processed organic products certified in Korea or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country.

According to U.S. industry estimates, the United States exported approximately $35 million of processed organic products to Korea in 2013. Since January 1, 2014, when a change in Korea's regulations closed...