Organic Crop Producer
Where do you fit in the Certified Organic supply chain?
All agricultural crops produced to be certified and labeled organic must comply with the standards set out in the National Organic Program (NOP). Whatever the crop type, Certified Organic crops must be produced on land that meets the requirements of the NOP, including but not limited to:
- No prohibited substance applied to it for a period of 36 months immediately preceding harvest
- Must use organic seed and planting stock when commercially available
- No genetically modified seed is allowed
- Only approved seed treatments are permitted
To learn more about MCIA’s certification process click the Client Resources/Forms and How to Certify buttons, to the right.