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Local

  1. Farm Fresh Rhode Island (http://www.farmfreshri.org/) - growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters.

  2. RI Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA RI) (http://nofari.org/#/home/) Organization of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and environmentalists working to promote organic farming and organic land care practices.

  3. RI DOH Office of Food Protection (http://www.health.ri.gov/environment/food/index.php)

  4. USDA NRCS Rhode Island (http://www.ri.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/EQIP.html) Federal agency working hand-in-hand with the people of Rhode Island to improve and protect their soil, water and other natural resources.

  5. National Organic Program (http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/indexIE.htm) Ensuring the integrity of USDA organic products in the United States and throughout the world.

Regional

  1. Northeast Organic Network (http://www.neon.cornell.edu/index.html) Innovative consortium of farmers, researchers, extension educators and grassroots nonprofits working together to improve organic farmers' access to research and technical support.

  2. UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis (http://soiltest.uconn.edu/) Providing an inexpensive means for both agricultural producers and home owners to test their soil fertility and receive environmentally sound limestone and fertilizer recommendations.

  3. UMaine Analytical Lab & Soil Testing (http://anlab.umesci.maine.edu/) Analyzing soil, plant tissue, compost, manure, irrigation water, wood ash, fertilizers, organic residuals and other materials for nutrient content, organic matter, lead and other trace elements.

  4. UMass Soil & Plant Tissue Testing (http://www.umass.edu/soiltest) Providing test results and recommendations that lead to the wise and economical use of soils and soil amendments.

National

  1. USDA Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Requirements - A labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets, and club warehouse stores, notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods.

  2. Natural Food Network (http://www.naturalfoodnet.com/) Informing, educating, and marketing to professionals in the fine jewelry, food, beverage, petroleum, geospatial, and horticulture industries.

  3. Organic Trade Association (http://www.ota.com/index.html) Promoting and protecting organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.

  4. Rodale Institute (http://rodaleinstitute.org/) Pioneering organic farming through research and outreach.

  5. Organic Materials Review Institute (http://www.omri.org/) Providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing.

  6. ATTRA (http://attra.ncat.org/organic.html) High value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.

  7. Organic (http://www.extension.org/organic%20production) Organic Agricultural Extension Recourses - interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

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