Resources And Forms

Organic Resources

Inputs

Note: All inputs applied must be reviewed by OCIA to determine that they are approved under the organic standards requested. Some inputs are restricted and certain criteria must be met to be compliant under the standards. Before purchasing and applying materials, update your Organic System Plan and submit all documentation you have about the input to OCIA for review. To speed up the review, it is best to use inputs that are already approved. The following material reviews are accepted by OCIA for the organic programs noted when part of an approved Organic System Plan.

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has an Organic Input Material Program that reviews and registers fertilizers. Links to the Registered Organic Input Materials list and Fertilizer Product Database can be found on the program website.

Accepted for: National Organic Program (NOP)

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an international nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program. The OMRI Canada program also lists products for use under the Canadian Organic Standards.

Accepted for: Canada Organic Regime (COR), National Organic Program (NOP)

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

The Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program has an input review program and publishes a link of products they have reviewed.

Accepted for: National Organic Program (NOP)

Recordkeeping Templates

OCIA has the following templates available for your use:  

In English:

They are also available together in a zip file.

ATTRA has a document available for download that includes other templates in English that may be useful:

https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=358

In Spanish:

También están disponibles juntos en un archivo zip.

Guides

Canadian Organic Growers has created the Guide to the Canadian Organic Standards. It uses plain language to explain the standards, as well as provide background information and examples. It is not a replacement for reviewing the standards, but it may be useful to operators. Please note that it is COG's interpretation of the standard. It is not an official guidance document, so OCIA's interpretation of some standards may differ.

Policies

Política de Certificación de de Grupo de Productores Comunitarios (CGG)