COVID-19 Resources

As the organic community all across the country is faced with the ever-changing landscape caused by the pandemic, OneCert is collecting useful resources to help during this unique time. We are sharing resources gathered by our allies and are grateful for those who have put these resources together as well. This page will be updated […]

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Monsanto petitions the USDA for deregulation of dicamba tolerant corn varieties

Organic stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the petition, which can be found here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/biotechnology/brs-news-and-information/2020_brs_news/monstanto_corn_050820 In 2015, Monsanto sought deregulation of dicamba tolerant bean and cotton varieties marketed to farmers as the solution to the increasing glyphosate resistance of weeds like Palmer Amaranth. While the new dicamba tolerant crops were certainly a way for Monsanto […]

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Quick Guide for OneCert Organic Inspections During Covid-19

Are you wondering about what to expect for OneCert inspections this year? Did you hear we will be doing remote records audits due to the pandemic and you are wondering what this means? Would you like to know how you can prepare for your inspection? OneCert has put together this quick guide OneCert Organic Inspections […]

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ACA and IOIA Joint Best Practice Released

The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) have released their industry-wide “Best Practice” on May 14th. The document is titled Contingency Plans for Verifying Compliance When On-Site Inspections are not Possible and it outlines tools that we can use to verify organic compliance while travel restrictions are in place and on-site […]

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UPDATE: US-Canada Organic Equivalence (USCOEA) Requirements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently revised their import policy for USDA certified organic products traded under the U.S.-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement (USCOEA). As of April 30, 2020, all certified USDA organic products imported to Canada must be accompanied by an organic certificate that includes the following attestation statement: ‚ÄúCertified in accordance with […]

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