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.
Has the NOP helped Iowa farmers?
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.
The Organic Trade Association
Year of Grant Completion
Delate, Kathleen, "Survey of Iowa organic farmers on the impact of the National Organic Program" (2006). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 262.