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Wheat and Small Grains

Transitioning to Organic

Before being certified organic, a portion of land must undergo a three-year transition process. For 36 months, crops must be grown without the use of any “prohibited substances” listed by the National Organic Program but cannot be marketed as organic. This can be challenging as the reduction in yield is not compensated by the premium received for a certified organic product. What can be done to make the transition period a successful start to your organic operation?


Making the most out of the transition period

Get a Refund for Your Organic Certification Fees Through Cost Share

August 20, 2014

Crop Insurance: What’s New for Organic Farmers in 2014?

March 18, 2014

Profitable Transition Strategies

January 24, 2014

Building Soil N During the Transition Period: Is More Green Manure Best?

January 15, 2014

Managing Soil Nitrogen

October 16, 2013
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