Additionally, USDA invites you to help guide its efforts in an important focus area: water.
Substances Fact Sheet
Organic standards are designed to allow most natural substances in organic farming while prohibiting most synthetic substances.
The National List--part of the organic regulations--lists the exceptions to this basic rule, as well as the non-organic substances allowed in processed organic products.
Understanding allowed and prohibited substances can be a learning process for prospective or new organic operations. This new resource summarizes allowed and prohibited substances for organic:
- Crop producers
- Livestock producers
- Processors, separated by labeling category