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Volume19
Year2010
TitleUSDA Organic Certification for the Innovative Farmer
Author(s)Michelle Traher
First Page254
AbstractIn response the the recent demand for organically grown food products, thousands of U.S. farms are applying for "USDA Organic" certification. Without certification, a U.S. farm is forbidden to refer to its products as "organically produced." The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) and accompanying regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) govern the process by which a farm can receive authorization to use the "USDA Organic" seal on its products. This Article outlines the certification process.