Diversity: It’s Not Just About the Farm

Organic farms thrive on biological diversity. Additionally, organizations flourish when they are diverse and inclusive. OneCert recognizes that access to organic certification has not been equal across all communities and groups. In an effort to support a more diverse organic movement, some staff have recently participated in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. The training […]

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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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2022: The Promise of a New Year

Here we are again, at the end of another year. As is usual for this time, we find ourselves looking back on the milestones of another busy year, but also looking forward to the new year with renewed energy. Here are just a few of the things we are eagerly anticipating in 2022: 01 Strengthening […]

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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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Apply Today! New USDA Funding for Organic and Transitioning Operations

UPDATE (1/21/2022): The deadline for 2020 and 2021 fiscal years has been extended to February 4, 2022! Last week the USDA announced a new pandemic assistance funded by the CARES Act that will help cover expenses for organic and transitional operations. Operations may apply for reimbursement of eligible expenses paid during the 2020, 2021, and […]

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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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Are You Eligible? Additional USDA Relief for Farm & Food Workers

The USDA announced September 7, 2021 that $700 million has been made available via the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program. Per the announcement, this program will aid farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and front-line grocery workers. The relief is intended to defray costs for expenses associated with the pandemic, such as: protective equipment, […]

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Have Hemp Acres? New Hemp Acreage & Production Survey this Fall

The USDA announced that starting this October they will be mailing a survey to collect information about total planted and harvested hemp in the United States. The survey will ask for information on various forms of hemp, including hemp grown for flower, transplants, grain for human consumption, fiber, and seed. The survey is being conducted […]

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