Member Transaction Certification

OCIA's Transaction Certificate (TC) system allows an OCIA certified operator to enter the details of a particular organic sale transaction, which is then processed by the OCIA International office for issuance of a TC. The TC is not an official trade document, rather an aid for certified operators in keeping their necessary audit trail documentation in place so that certified organic product can be easily traced through the chain of custody.

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OCIA - Providing Excellence in Organic Certification

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.

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Below is a link to proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30 day comment period. All comments regarding these answers should be sent to OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca.

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A new research study, "Biodiversity and Organic Farming in the United States," led by Carolyn Dimitri, based at New York University, needs the input of certified organic growers nationwide. The study will gather information about opportunities to measure or increase biodiversity in organic farming. Certified organic farmers willing to...

April 4, 2016

The use of Quaternary ammonia sanitizers are allowed under some organic programs with restrictions, but as they are a residual sanitizer, their use is discouraged unless required by regulatory authorities or if other sanitizers are inadequate for the operator’s process. If operators want to use quats, they must have...

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the availability of a revised Frequently Asked Questions document and a new fact sheet to support the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs. Additionally, a USDA blog on the programs will post on Monday morning, September 8. Organic cost share programs reimburse individual organic...

As of July 1, 2014, processed organic products certified in Korea or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country.

According to U.S. industry estimates, the United States exported approximately $35 million of processed organic products to Korea in 2013. Since January 1, 2014, when a change in Korea's regulations closed...

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Tue, 2017-01-03

Be sure to attend the 2017 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting, February 8th and 9th at the Holiday Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar. We have a...

Mon, 2016-04-18

Paperwork is a national organic program for farmers to certify organic.

USDA National Organic Program is implementing a...

Fri, 2016-01-08

Ask a child what they want to be when they grow up and farmer probably won't make the list.

Market pressures and increased costs have pushed...

Fri, 2015-10-23

Join us February 10th and 11th at the Holiday Inn Bloomington I-35 for the 2016 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting. Located across from the...

Tue, 2015-09-22

Organic farming has been called a myth and a...