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The Division of Regulatory Services is accredited by USDA to provide organic certification services to producers of organic food. Prospective certified producers must complete an annual application demonstrating adherence to the program's organic production services. On-site inspection visits are conducted with random follow-up visits to verify compliance with the rules. Application and inspection fees are associated with this program. The Division offers promotional material, including farm signs and stickers displaying the NHDAMF Certified Farm logo design, for use in advertising and product packaging.
NHDAMF Organic Producers Directory UPDATED July 7, 2012
NHDAMF Organic Processor & Handler Directory UPDATED June 12, 2012
What is Organic Certification and Do I Need to Be Certified?
The National Organic Program (NOP) has published two new fact sheets to help farmers and businesses determine if they need to become certified as organic. Please review the NOP fact sheets (below) to learn more about the basics of organic certification and if your operation needs to be certified.
What is Organic Certification? (USDA/NOP)
Do I Need To Be Certified Organic? (USDA/NOP)
Organic Certification Documents & Forms:
Organic Certification Procedures
The following applications may be downloaded to your computer. Print and sign the form in the appropriate locations, and send it to our office with the appropriate remittance due.
Please note that your ability to save any changes to these application forms and to update them at a later date is dependent on the software on your home computer. If you have any questions or difficulties with the applications, please contact us at 271-2753 or 271-3685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic Program Laws & Rules:
Federal Organic Regulation (NOP Rules)
National Organic Program (NOP) Pasture Rules
State Organic Rules & Laws
Part Agr 910 Certification Of Processors and Handlers of Organic Plant, Animal, Food or Fiber Commodities
Part Agr 911 Certification of Organically Produced Plant, Animal, Food or Fiber Commodities
Organic Cost-Share Program:
The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Foods is a participant in USDA's Organic Certification Cost Share Program. This program reimburses eligible producers and handlers for a portion of the cost of organic certification through an accredited certifying agent (ACA), such as the NHDAMF. This program aims to offset the cost of regulation and make organic certification more affordable.
USDA Cost Share Program Brochure
Organic Cost Share Frequently Asked Questions
NH Cost Share Program Instructions
NH Organic Cost Share Program Application
Alternative W-9 Form