organic vegetable stand USDA certified USDA photo by Lance Cheung

USDA approves certification for transitioning organic producers

Farmers can sell their products as certified transitional at a premium price and help encourage more organic production.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday a significant new program to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production.

Using standards developed by the Organic Trade Assn., the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide oversight to approved accredited organic certifying agents offering transitional certification to producers. This will help ease the transition process to organic production, allow farmers to sell their

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