What Is Organic?
Our organic feeds are made with certified organic ingredients. This means that the crops that produce our grains are grown under a program in which a certifying agency certifies to the USDA that the crops are grown in a way that is considered organic according to national and international guidelines. In the case of our feed mill, Pennsylvania Certified Organic does inspect us, but we buy grains inspected and certified by NOFA New York and other regional certification agencies. The inspections follow the grain we use right back to the field in which it was grown. The rules that govern the growing of grain are designed to enhance the life of the soil. Healthy soil naturally produces healthy crops.
Becoming familiar with the USDA organic label and understanding its claims empower consumers to make informed decisions about the food they purchase. While there are many marketing claims that add value to foods, consumers can be assured that USDA organic products are verified organic at all steps between the farm and the store.