The Field Crop Division oversees the growing of herbaceous plants, grown on a large scale in cultivated fields, primarily foods based in grains, sugar, oil, or fiber. Its responsibility also includes crops other than fruits and vegetables.
Laws and Standards
The Open/Field Crop Division of EIF collaborates and works closely with the government’s certified USDA body and all other professional and certified organizations to ensure that the organization is in compliance with all laws and standards to fulfill its God-endowed plans of successfully feeding the world and helping to reduce hunger.
OPEN-FIELD CROPS DIVISION
What is Certified Organic
In addition to the ecological definition of organic farming, there is also a legal definition. In the U.S., all products that bear an organic label or advertise organic ingredients must meet or exceed the regulatory standards established the National Organic Program (NOP), regardless of the country of origin. Since 2002, organic certification in the U.S. has taken place under the authority of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) NOP, which accredits organic certifying agencies and oversees the regulatory process.
Certified organic farming systems produce and process products to uniform standards, comply with record-keeping requirements and have been verified as compliant with the regulatory standards by an independent state or private organization that is accredited by the USDA.
Mission – The mission of the Open-Field Crops Division is to cultivate large expanse of land – make it sustainable by staggering cultivation – adhere to seventh-year land-rest biblical principle, while growing organic fruits and vegetables to meet supply demand and help alleviate hunger domestically and worldwide. (Lev. 25:4)
Goal - The goal of the Open-Field Crops Division is to be the major producer and global distributor of healthy fruits and vegetables, utilizing natural and pesticide-free sustainable production methods and practices, while protecting the environment and at the same time, providing on-the-job training and education to secure available economic opportunities.