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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The United States has entered into an equivalency arrangement with Japan that was effective January 1, 2014.  The scope of the arrangement is country to country, meaning that it only applies to products grown, processed, or packaged within the boundaries of those two countries. What does this mean for OCIA operations?

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In late June of 2012, the Canadian Organic Office (COO) introduced important changes to Section C11 of the Operation Manual for Accredited Certifying Bodies that could potentially affect your operation. These changes include the need for certifying agencies to verify the compliance of operations that provide contractual work for operations with...

Californians will be voting in November on Proposition 37, The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.  If passed, the Act will require clear labels on products to let consumers know if foods are genetically modified.

OCIA International is among the growing number of agricultural organizations, along with consumer,...

OCIA is one of only 30 certification bodies whose certification programs are accepted by the EU Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF) for working in equivalence with the EU Regulation for organic production.

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Fri, 2015-02-27

Lincoln, NE - The Organic Crop Improvement Association, one of the few farmer-controlled organic certifiers, convened its 30th Annual General...

Thu, 2015-02-12

Premiums for organic products come at a cost to more than just customers.

An organic product's price has been affected at many points before...

Wed, 2014-12-10

Join us February 11th and 12th at the Holiday Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar. This Holiday Inn is located on the banks of the Missouri River in...

Mon, 2014-12-08

Jim Rowh, 66, an organic farmer from Clayton, Kan., is among those with 30 years of experience farming organically in the middle of the United...

Wed, 2014-08-27

Three hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen, bullet train, and a few local trains later, you would arrive at a processor tied to tradition.

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Fri, 2014-08-08

A farmer's work ethic gets tested between drought and floods.

Drought in 2002 and cattle markets closing in 2003 took everything Ward...

Mon, 2014-06-09

Farmers are like professional gamblers, with the weather being a big unpredictable risk factor.

Planting genetically engineered crops, a...

Thu, 2014-05-01

The newest member of the OCIA International Board of Directors is no stranger to the organization or farming.

Susan Linkletter, 44, grew up...

Thu, 2014-04-10

Picturesque Family Farms have Helping Hands Across Generations

The Wagon Wheel Farm carries...

Mon, 2014-03-10

LINCOLN, NE:  One of the few member-owned organic certifiers held its annual meeting in Texas for the first time,...