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5 Facts About Organic Certification
Organic certification verifies that a farm or handling facility complies with U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic regulations. Once certified, you may sell, label, and represent your product as 'certified organic', and you can use the USDA organic seal.
Organic Certification: Why is it Important?
I have traveled to verdant areas of the country where the land sprouts red barns housing livestock and ancient well-oiled tractors. The farmers are sturdy, the roosters are colorful and all seems quite organic and pastoral. I have visited many such hardy salt-of- the-earth folk. I have trudged their furrows and bumped along in their four-by-fours, speaking about the price of broccoli and the forewarning of an early frost. Many do pledge to be organic, but when pressed, a few say that they are “beyond” and need not be certified—too much trouble, expense… and the paperwork, OY! Let’s be friendly and let thy neighborly-trust be our guide.