Organic Production. Sheep & Goat Toolbox. What is organic?.
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The National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic production as: "A production system that respond[s] to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity." (NOP 205.2 definition of Organic Production).
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Crop Production Standards Apply to Pasture
Must weigh the additional cost versus the economic return in your area
-- Do your research!
-- Sit down and crunch numbers
-- Assess demand for organics in your region
-- Remember your time is an additional cost
-- Every farm is different.
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