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USDA Reauthorizes the California State Organic Program

SFM] California State Organic Program Approved for Continued Operation as a State Organic Program by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) – AMS notes that the “… State Organic Programs provide the opportunity for a state to oversee organic production and handling operations within its state. California is the only approved State Organic Program in the United States …”

Web site: Source: December 19, 2016 USDA AMS Notice to Trade, titled “USDA Reauthorizes the California State Organic Program”, posted at
http://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-reauthorizes-california-state-organic-program

Information about the NOP is available at
http://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program

Information about the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is available at
http://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic/nosb

Contact: Questions related to the National Organic Program may be directed to Miles McEvoy who is the Deputy Administrator of the NOP at 202 720 3252; fax: 202 205 7808; e-mail: Miles.McEvoy@USDA.gov

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