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Organic Certification Program

The NH Department of Agriculture Markets & Food (NHDAMF) is a USDA Accredited Certifier which allows the Division of Regulatory Services to implement the organic certification program with oversight by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Certification services are available to producers processors & handlers, and on-farm processors of organic plant, animal, food and fiber commodities. The scopes which NHDAMF is accredited to certify include: crops, wild crops, livestock, and handling operations.

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Prospective certified producers must complete an annual Organic System Plan (OSP) demonstrating adherence to the program's organic regulations. "Organic system plan" means a plan of management of an organic production or handling operation that has been agreed to by the producer or handler and the certifying agent and that includes written plans concerning all aspects of agricultural production or handling described in the NOP regulations. (OSP = application forms)

Annual on-site inspection visits are conducted with random follow-up visits to verify compliance with the rules. Certification and inspection fees are associated with this program.

The Division offers promotional material, including organic producer signs and stickers displaying the NHDAMF Certified Farm logo design, for use in advertising and product packaging.

Promotional Materials

To purchase organic promotional materials, please submit a completed Organic Promotional Order Formpdf filewith the correct remittance.

Resources

SARE Outreach recently published Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnelspdf filewhich is a new 9-page fact sheet for growers who want to learn how beneficial insects can protect crops in season-extending structures

Organic Seed Survey

Organic Seed Alliance is conducting a national seed survey. The purpose is to assess certified organic crop producers’ attitudes and perceptions regarding organic seed, and to better understand current organic seed usage. Even if you currently do not use organic seed, the Organic Seed Alliance strongly encourages crop producers to respond to this survey.

Your responses are voluntary and will be held confidential by Organic Seed Alliance. Your responses will not be identified by individual or farm. All responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group.

You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/66FLXQ2 This national survey is only conducted every five years to monitor organic seed availability and use, challenges in sourcing organic seed, and organic plant breeding needs, among other topics that inform the organic community’s understanding of the barriers and opportunities in improving organic seed systems in the U.S.

Thank you for taking 20 minutes to respond to this national assessment. The deadline for responding is December 1, 2014. Again, please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/66FLXQ2

Organic Seed Alliance Seed Surveypdf file

Laws & Rules

 

Portable Document Format SymbolPortable Document Format (.pdf). Visit nh.gov for a list of free .pdf readers for a variety of operating systems.


NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109