Attention Poultry Producers! HPAI Detection

On February 9, 2022 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspective Service (APHIS) announced the first detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses in a U.S. commercial poultry  This outbreak of HPAI has been detected in a small number of counties in the Atlantic Flyway affecting poutlry production sites. This stems […]

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2022 Producer Renewal Updates

It’s that time again for OneCert certified producer operation’s annual renewal! Those operations that have received renewal packets recently may notice some changes to the provided paperwork. OneCert has updated some of our forms and even created new ones to better capture the certified operation’s organic system plan. Below is a highlight of some of […]

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Harvest what you plant, but make sure it’s on your certificate first!

but, DONT sell or market your organic products without them being first listed on your organic certificate! Many farmers are entering the harvest period of their year and are ready to start selling their commodities. Farmers can start the process of producing organic products by planting, providing for fertility and pest, weed, and disease control, […]

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Is It Drift Or Are My Eyes Deceiving Me….

Driving down the county road, you admire the beauty of the end of summer morning. As you near your organic fields the dew is starting to fade as the summer sun beats down. Stepping out of your truck on the cool brisk morning there is a difference in your field’s appearance. Leaves are curled upward […]

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National List Comment Period Open!

Today the USDA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List for crops, livestock and handling based on recommendations from the NOSB after completing the 2022 Sunset Review. The proposed changes address recommendations submitted to the Secretary after past public meetings. This proposed rule would remove: Two substances currently allowed […]

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Organic Assistance Through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Producers of agricultural commodities have many resources and programs at their disposal, one of them being the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Since the 1930s, FSA has provided invaluable support to America’s agriculture producers. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) supports farms and farming communities with programs including disaster relief, conservation programs, commodity price guarantee programs, and […]

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Dear OneCert: Changes, Changes, Changes

Dear OneCert Team, Help! Our operation is undergoing some major changes and we want to stay compliant with the organic regulations. What type of documentation must we submit? Thanks! Sarah Dear Sarah, Thank you for contacting OneCert regarding the changes to your organic operation. Changes to your organic system plan can be submitted and reviewed […]

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Comment Period Open: NOP Origin of Livestock Proposed Rule

On May 12, the AMS National Organic Program (NOP) will announce in a Federal Register Notice the reopening of the public comment period for the Origin of Livestock proposed rule originally published in 2015. The comment period will be open for 60 days: May 12 – July 12, 2021. The Origin of Livestock Notice proposes […]

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Dear OneCert: How do I apply for certification?

Greetings OneCert Team! I am new to organics and have some products that appear to be eligible for certification in 2021. What do I need to do to become certified? What’s the process and how long can it take? I have some buyers in mind that are wanting me to sign a contract if I […]

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NOP Changing Approach to Organic Oversight in India

“The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) is changing its approach to organic oversight in India. USDA is ending its recognition agreement that has allowed APEDA-accredited certifiers to provide USDA organic certification in India. This change adapts to the evolution of organic supply chains over time and allows USDA to protect farms […]

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