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Glossary of Organic Definitions - Organic Terms M-N

Get definitions for organic terms in this glossary. Learn more about organic industry terminology beginning with the letter "M" and "N" here.

How mulching can help organic crops thrive.

National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances helps you figure out if your product is eligible for USDA organic certification.

National Organic Program (NOP)
Learn a little about how the National Organic Program (NOP) was developed.

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
Learn how the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is connected with the National Organic Program.

Natural is a commonly used food term that means almost nothing.

NOP Program Handbook
The NOP Program Handbook is a useful guide for anyone trying to get or stay certified organic.

Nutrient Management
Nutrient management plays an important role on all farms, but especially organic farms.

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