7 CFR § 205.680 - General.
(b) Persons subject to the Act who believe they are adversely affected by an adverse action of a State organic program may appeal such decision to the State organic program's governing State official, who will initiate handling of the appeal pursuant to appeal procedures approved by the Secretary.
(c) Persons subject to the Act who believe they are adversely affected by an adverse action of a certifying agent may appeal such decision to the Administrator, Except, that, when the person is subject to an approved State organic program, the appeal must be made to the State organic program.
(e) All appeals must comply with the procedural requirements in § 205.681(c) and (d).
(f) All written communications between parties involved in appeal proceedings must be sent to the recipient's place of business by a delivery service which provides dated return receipts.