This year marks the 25th anniversary of the state program that inspects and gives certifications. Farms, ranches, and other New Mexico businesses want use this to label their organics.
In 1991, the New Mexico Legislature created the Organic Commodity Commission. It became known as the Organic Program in 2011 when the legislature relocated the program to NMDA. The Organic Program offers nationally accredited organic certification. Farmers, ranchers, and food processors throughout New Mexico, as well as application and marketing assistance get certification this way.