USDA shares several updates to the National Organic Program Handbook.
The National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook provides a wide variety of policy materials and other resources to help organic farms and businesses comply with the USDA organic regulations.
AMS has recently added and updated several Handbook resources:
- PM 13-2: Humic Acid Extraction - New
Clarifies which materials are allowed for humic acid extraction under the USDA organic regulations.
- NOP 2615: Organic System Plans (OSPs) - New
Helps an organic operation develop its initial OSP per the USDA organic regulations and submit updates to continue its certification (doesn't require a full OSP).
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