About the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) PDF Print E-mail

Objective and Need

The objective of the sustainable agriculture standard-setting initiative is to establish a comprehensive, continuous improvement framework and common set of economic, environmental and social metrics by which to determine whether an agricultural crop has been produced and handled in a sustainable manner.

A national standard for sustainable agriculture has the potential to address a range of stakeholder needs, including supporting producer efforts to adopt sustainable production practices, establishing a framework for continuous improvement along the agricultural supply chain, providing a means of clear communication of sustainability achievements and harmonizing the myriad of sustainable agriculture standards that are currently in place or in development.

Important Dates


Public Comment Period: December 6, 2013 - May 6, 2014

Who is Involved:

Standard Committee

Member List October 8, 2014 (click here to download)

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