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NOP releases Fact Sheet on organic cost share

The National Organic Program (NOP) has released two new documents to help food and farm businesses understand and utilize Organic Certification Cost Share Programs.

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NOSB set to meet in Louisville October 28-30, 2014

NOSB set to meet in Louisville October 28-30, 2014

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will convene for its Fall meeting this October 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky. The meeting agenda includes: petitions pertaining to changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, completing the review of 2015 sunset substances, and ...

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Calling all Butchers, Bakers and Artisanal Foodmakers

For two delicious days in November, local farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food artisans will converge for the FEAST! Festival and Tradeshow. Share your food & story with others, and perhaps even land an account with a wholesaler or buyer serving the region.

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New organic meat processor to open in Viroqua

A new organic meat processor, Driftless Meats and More, is getting ready to open soon. The facility will offer traditional and certified organic slaughter and processing for beef, sheep, goats and swine.

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NOP Instruction on “organic” in company or brand names

NOP Instruction on organic in company or brand names

On August 14, 2014 the National Organic Program (NOP) released an instruction on the use of brand or company names containing the word "organic." Only products bearing the USDA Organic seal may display a brand or company name ...

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The Organic Processing Institute is here to help you navigate a path to successful organic processing in the Midwest. We help forge links among organic farmers and processors to ensure sustainable success. Whether you are a current processor or want to become one, we can help you thrive.