Organic Production

All Organic signboard  @iStockOrganic production is a system that integrates "cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity." (Source: National Organic Program) Find subject guides, legislation, production information and links related to:

USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The survey results show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States produced and sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13 percent from $5.5 billion in 2014. The survey covers acreage, production, sales, and marketing practices.

United States Department of Agriculture.

"Many USDA agencies serve the growing organic sector. Whether you're already certified organic, considering transitioning all or part of your operation, or working with organic producers, we have resources for you. This portal connects you with programs, services, and educational materials that can help your organic farm or business."

eXtension. Cooperative Extension Service.

A collection of recent educational and information resources from Cooperative Extension Service experts. Learn about webinars, videos, case studies, tools, Web sites, publications, articles and more.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Serves as a starting place for entrepreneurs who are considering an organic enterprise and for producers of organic commodities who are researching potential markets and marketing schemes. Discusses the history of organic agriculture and related legislation, and identifies relevant information sources.

National Agricultural Law Center. University of Arkansas. Research and Extension Service.

Provides access to major statutes, regulations, case law, and administrative law decisions related to organic food production, including the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 and the National Organic Program. Also identifies related reports, publications and a law bibliography.

USDA. Agricultural Law Information Partnership.

Information about organic food regulations, including the definition of "organic", and answers to questions about purchasing organic food.

University of Arkansas. National Agricultural Law Center.

Site includes an agricultural law bibliography; Congressional Service Reports; and references to statutes, regulations and other information relevant to organic agricultural production.