In 1997 the Nevada Legislature passed the Nevada Organic Certification Law. This law allows the Department of Agriculture to apply for USDA accreditation as an organic certifier of agricultural products grown or processed in Nevada. The Department is currently accredited by the USDA National Organic Program. In addition, the law allows the Department to verify that organic products produced out of state and sold in Nevada are produced according to recognized organic methods.
The Nevada Organic Certification Program is designed to provide assurance to consumers who purchase organic products that the products were grown according to organic standards. Certification also benefits Nevada's producers and handlers of organic agricultural products by providing an in-state certification service for organic certification.
Nevada's law applies to organically produced agricultural products, including fruit and vegetables, fiber and livestock feeds. An agricultural product may not be sold in Nevada as organic unless it is certified organic.
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