USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
USDA Resource Websites for Organic Certification
Two good USDA resources for farmers looking to grow or transition to organic production. https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/10%20Guide%20to%20Transitional%20Farming%20FINAL%20RGK%20V2.pdf https://www.usda.gov/topics/organic/get-organic-training-and-transition-assistance
Making the Transition
Rodale Institute’s farmer consulting services will assist farmers interested in transitioning from conventional to organic agriculture in areas such as certification, crop rotation planning, recordkeeping, marketing, equipment advice, weed control methods, soil sampling, seed sourcing and more. Aiming to take a more active role in supporting organic farmers on the ground, Rodale Institute brings over 70 years of expertise to the table through research and education. While this program is offered to farmers nationwide, Rodale Institute’s consulting services are free to Pennsylvania farmers.https://rodaleinstitute.org/
Rodale Institute https://rodaleinstitute.org/why-organic/organic-farming-practices/soil-health/ Rodale Institute’s Transition to Organic – Rodale has free transition consultation for PA Farmers for a limited time (as of 2019). https://rodaleinstitute.org/blog/organic-resources-free-for-pa-farmers/ The Organic Center https://www.organic-center.org/ Organic Farming Research Foundation https://ofrf.org/news/organic-farming-improves-soil-health-1 Good explanation for Organic Cost share, could use it as model for RH info on cost share. https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/organic-certification-faqs/ Organic Pesticides http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/organic.html
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