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NCAA offers14 new organic tip sheets free in English and SpanishDownload English- and Spanish-version organic tips sheets that simplify USDA's National Organic Program standards and process.

February 16, 2016

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The National Center for Appropriate Technology is offering free downloadable organic tip sheets in English or Spanish on 14 topics. Web links to the tips sheets listed below are among the new tools USDA’s National Organic Program has developed to help farmers and business people better understand the USDA organic standards and certification process.


The topics include the organic approach to animal health for poultry (meat and eggs), pork, and ruminant (meat and dairy) producers; treatment of sick and injured livestock; organic pest management; soil resources; manure; compost; crop rotation; and transitioning orchards. They summarize those rules and regulations along with basic steps, key processes, and additional resources newly certified operations need to know – in a concise easier to understand format . And you can download, save and/or print them for free.

Here’s the list of downloadable tip sheets:
•Transitioning to Organic Management of Orchards: English - Spanish
•Organic Pest Management: English - Spanish
•Organic Poultry Production for Meat and Eggs: English - Spanish
•Treatment of Sick or Injured Organic Livestock: English - Spanish
•Crop Rotation in Organic Farming Systems: English - Spanish
•Compost: English - Spanish
•Manure in Organic Production Systems: English - Spanish
•Organic Management of Internal and External Livestock Parasites: English - Spanish
•Organic Cattle, Sheep, and Goats for Meat Production: English - Spanish
•Organic Cattle, Sheep, and Goats for Dairy: English - Spanish
•Living Conditions, Facilities, and Handling for Organic Livestock: English - Spanish
•Organic Approach to Animal Health: English - Spanish
•Assessing the Soil Resource for Beginning Organic Farmers: English - Spanish
•Organic Pig Production: English - Spanish

Check out these and more organic information at NCAT’s ATTRA website,

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