Organic External Resources

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture Organic Program Picture


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  • Acres USA
    • North America's oldest and largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming
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  • Cornucopia Institute
    • Advocacy organization striving to empower farmers and consumers in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food
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  • National Organic Coalition
    • A Washington voice for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • Alliance of grassroots organizations advocating for federal policy that advances sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
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  • The Organic Center
    • Peer-reviewed science on verifiable benefits of organic farming and products
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  • Organic Consumers Association
    • Advocacy organization representing consumers who wish to promote a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption
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  • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
    • Research and education grants to advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities
    • Searchable database of project reports
    • Publications available for free download or sale include
      • Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual (pdf)
      • Manage Insects on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies (pdf)
      • Managing Cover Crops Profitably (pdf)
      • Building Soils for Better Crops (pdf)


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  • USDA National Organic Program
    • Information on organic certifiers, international marketing of organic products, organic labeling, allowed and prohibited substances, and cost share programs for organic producers
    • Regulates organic production in the USA


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  • Certified Naturally Grown
    • Peer-review certification for small-scale, direct-market farmers using natural methods
    • Standards based on USDA Organic Standards, but certifier is not government-affiliated or accredited, so CNG growers cannot label their products organic in the USA if they sell more than $5,000 worth of product or sell outside direct-market channels
    • Recognized and endorsed by IFOAM, OMRI, and the Sierra Club
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  • Demeter International
    • Maintains international biodynamic certification standards, which require compliance with national organic standards
    • Governs national biodynamic certification agencies, including Demeter USA
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  • Organic ePrints
    • Searchable archive of research related to organic agriculture
    • Free and complete manuscripts available for almost 10,000 studies
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  • Organic Trade Association
    • Association of North American businesses dedicated to promoting and protecting the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy
    • Maintains consumer education website, Organic - It's Worth It
    • Offers industry statistics and news
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