Positive Organic Indicators

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Positive Organic Indicators and Red Flags: Inspecting for Natural Resources and Biodiversity on Farms


Organic certifiers and inspectors can use this handbook to assess how organic operations are meeting the National Organic Program (NOP) requirements to “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” and “conserve biodiversity.” It contains examples of positive compliance indicators, and negative red flags with implied opportunities for improvement.