NOSB Adopts Model Farm Plan/WFA Publishes Organic Biodiversity Guides

WFA brings attention to the organic world that biodiversity conservation is part of the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

We began by working with a broad base of organic experts across the country to create a set of biodiversity inspection questions that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) then adopted into their model farm plan.

We also published Biodiversity Conservation guides for organic farmers and certifiers. The guides lay out a range of farm management possibilities for a variety of situations that maintain and enhance biodiversity at the farm level and contribute to biodiversity conservation outside of farm borders at the regional or watershed level. 

Learn more about the first biodiversity conservation additions into the NOSB's Organic System Plan Template.