Project ID

2003-P08

Abstract

More than 400 Iowa organic farmers were asked how the implementation of the USDA-National Organic Program (NOP) rules in 2002 has affected their farming operations.

Key Question

Has the NOP helped Iowa farmers?

Findings

Yes, there have been many benefits of a national certification program: level playing field for all inputs, a more uniform system for marketing, and a national community of organic farmers has developed.

Principal Investigator(s)

Kathleen Delate

Co-Investigator(s)

The Organic Trade Association

Year of Grant Completion

2006

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