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Organic Program

The National Organic Program ( NOP ) was enacted in 2002 to implement the Organic Foods Production Act (the Act). Congress passed the Act to establish National Standards to govern the marketing of organically produced products. The Act requires organic industries with annual gross sales over $5,000.00 to become certified organic. The California Organic Products Act of 2003 requires registration of all organic producers, handlers, and processors and incorporates the National Standards. This office inspects and registers all Sonoma County producers and handlers of organic commodities to assure compliance with the Federal and State organic laws.

California Organic Program

  • Organic Registration: New and Amended Registration Packet
  • Renewing Organic Registration: Forms and Substance List
  • Information on who has to be certified
  • Organic Certifier’s List
  • Cost Share Program
  • Making a Complaint
  • Organic Sales Reports

California Organic Products Act of 2003(PDF: 152 kB)

National Organic Program (NOP)

Organic Research Materials Institute (OMRI)

Processed Product Organic Registration Form

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact Information

Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Main Office
133 Aviation Boulevard
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403



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