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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...

Be sure to join Ohio #2 chapter members during their tour of Beaver Organic Farm on Saturday, August 16th. Mark Beaver will host this tour of his organic grain operation. A time to socialize with other organic farmers begins at 10:30 am. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. A brief chapter meeting will occur at 12:30 pm, with the farm tour...

Be sure to join two, on-farm tours on August 16, hosted by OCIA Nebraska #1 chapter members. A tour of Larry Stanislav's organic farm, two miles north of Abie, NE will begin at 1:30pm. Larry will discuss his diverse cropping system of spring wheat, corn, soybean and cover crops. Larry will also talk about his experiences using a roller crimper...

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...

OCIA Eastern Kansas Chapter #2

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Location: Jack & Deborah Geiger Farm
                2020 Raccoon Road
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OCIA Iowa Chapter #1

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1pm

Location: Blue River Hybrids Plant

OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa is hosting a field day at an organic seed supplier. Plots of organic corn and soybeans will be available for viewing. A guided tour of an organic corn seed...

Join eOrganic and the Organic Seed Alliance for a webinar on "Understanding the NOP Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed." The webinar is on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 11 am Eastern Time. It is designed for organic certifiers, inspectors, and operations, and is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

The webinar will...

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has posted a new food labelling tool to its website that will help producers, manufacturers and retailers improve compliance with federal food labelling regulations.

This tool is now available...

Updated List of Certified Operations

The updated list of certified organic operators is now available!

As of the end of 2013, 18,513 organic farms and processing facilities in the United States were certified to the USDA organic standards. Worldwide, there are now more than 25,000 certified organic operators in more than 120...

The National Young Farmers Coalition offers a new guide for farmers that is designed to describe organic certification and help beginning farmers decide if certification is right for them.  The Vegetable Grower's Guide to Organic Certification is meant for vegetable farmers who embrace the philosophy of organic agriculture, but aren't...