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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter MPart 205Subpart C → §205.202


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 205—NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM
Subpart C—Organic Production and Handling Requirements


§205.202   Land requirements.

Any field or farm parcel from which harvested crops are intended to be sold, labeled, or represented as “organic,” must:

(a) Have been managed in accordance with the provisions of §§205.203 through 205.206;

(b) Have had no prohibited substances, as listed in §205.105, applied to it for a period of 3 years immediately preceding harvest of the crop; and

(c) Have distinct, defined boundaries and buffer zones such as runoff diversions to prevent the unintended application of a prohibited substance to the crop or contact with a prohibited substance applied to adjoining land that is not under organic management.

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