Organic Resources

USDA/National Organic Program

National Organic Program Homepage: Provides links to all parts of the NOP website.

National Organic Program Handbook: Provides guidance and instructions to assist operations and certifiers to comply with USDA-NOP regulations.

USDA Organic Topics: Connects you with USDA programs, services and educational materials that can be helpful in your organic farm or business.

Organic Production

E Organic:  Factsheets, publications, and webinars providing information covering all aspects of organic agriculture.
ATTRA (National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service):  Organic Farming publications and information on pest control, organic certification, soils and fertilizer, crops, livestock, inputs, marketing and more.

Marketing Resources

CDA Markets Division:  Markets Division has a variety of programs including Colorado MarketMaker, Colorado Proud and information on Specialty Crop grants to help organic operations.

USDA - Economic Research Service:  Organic Market overview, organic trade and policy, and reports.

International Trade-Importing and Exporting Organic Products

National Organic Program Trade Partners:  Information on exporting organic products to countries with international trade arrangements for USDA certified organic products.

CDA Markets Division: Information to help Colorado companies export their agricultural crops and products around the world.

Food Labeling

Food and Drug Administration: General Food Labeling Guidelines

Good Agricultural Practices 

CDA – Markets Division, GAP and GHP:  Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices.  The CDA is an in-state partner with the USDA for the USDA Fresh Produce Audit Verification Program