The mission of the Texas Department of Agriculture Organic Certification Program is to ensure the integrity of organic agriculture products produced and manufactured in Texas by providing certification services to Texas producers and agribusinesses.

As an accredited Certifying Agent by the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program, the TDA Organic Certification Program has the authority to certify organic producers as well as processors, distributors and retailers of organic agricultural products.  To be certified, an operation must comply with organic production and handling regulations established by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). 

The program's purposes are simultaneously to develop Texas' agricultural economy and to provide consumers with the most abundant and diverse food and fiber supply possible.  The program helps Texas farmers diversify their operations and capture a larger share of a growing premium market, and it helps ensure the authenticity of the organic marketing claim.

Please click on the links under Resources to learn more about organic agriculture. This publication provides useful information such as how to obtain organic certification through the TDA Organic Certification Program, answers to frequently asked questions about organic agriculture production and handling, and a fee calculator for new applicants.

New Applicants: Please read this guidance on form submission.

Special Announcement: USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting data collection for the 2015 Certified Organic Survey. U.S. organic producers were mailed a survey asking them to provide information on acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of certified organic crop and livestock commodities, plus certified organic marketing and agricultural practices. Click here to learn more or contact Gina Geffrard at gina.geffrard@nass.usda.gov.
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