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These comprehensive primers tackle high-interest topics and provide easy-to-skim resources that answer common questions from producers.

Resource development: Created in partnership with the Massachusetts/Baystate Organic Certifiers (MBOC).


Understanding Organic Certification

Crop Operation Resources

Livestock Operation Resources

Processing Resources

International Trade

The United States has trade arrangements with several foreign nations and regions to facilitate the exchange of organic products and provide additional market opportunities for organic producers. Consumers also benefit from a wider range of organic products year-round.

Baystate Organic Certifiers is approved by the NOP to issue and manage the documents required to ship organic products from the US to foreign markets. Please see the explanations below for specific requirements based on the recipient nation or region.

Additional information on current international trade agreements can be found here: For all international questions and/or necessary documents, please contact Certification Administrator Eric Hanson at 401-835-2201 or