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How do organic inspections work?

The purpose of an organic inspection is to confirm that your operation meets the NOP standards and regulations both before it is certified and every year after as long as it remains certified. Inspectors do this by confirming that what you say in your application, called an Organic System Plan (OSP), is what you are doing in practice.

An excellent, low-cost resource titled Preparing for Organic Inspection, which includes checklists and other resources, is available from NCAT's Sustainable Agriculture Project.

Risk Management Options for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Risk Management Options for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

  • Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP)
  • RMA Crop Insurance for Organic Alfalfa in California

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Disaster Assistance Programs for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
  • Additional Disaster Assistance Programs

Natural Resources & Biodiversity Conservation

On-Farm Conservation Strategies: Natural Resources & Biodiversity Conservation

  • Organic Regulations and Conversation
  • Strategies for Species Diversity in Annual and Perennial Production
  • Recordkeeping
  • More Information