Organic Certification

USDA NOP PUBLISHES FINAL ‘ACCESS TO PASTURE RULE’

On February 17, 2010, the National Organic Program published an amendment to the NOP Standards clarifying access to pasture for livestock. The rule becomes effective June 17, 2010. If this is the first year you are certified organic, you must comply with this rule by June 17, 2010. If you are a renewal applicant, you must comply with the rule by June 17, 2011.

All livestock farmers who are certified with OEFFA have received packets in the mail explaining the pasture rule. You may also download all the necessary materials here:

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If you have general questions about the Pasture Rule: feel free to call Paul Dutter, OEFFA Certification Livestock Specialist, at 614-262-2022 x 224, Monday to Friday, 9-5 pm EST. Also, please read our Livestock Pasture Rule Letter to Clients to find out about upcoming training sessions.

If you have a group of 20 or more and would like to host an on-site training session in your community, please contact us.

For more information, please visit the NOP’s website.

OEFFA Certification 
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

Phone: 614.262.2022   Fax: 614.421.2011