Handling SOE: 6 Priorities for Handling Operations Implementing the New Rule

The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule published by the USDA implementation period ends March 20, 2024. This means operations have until March 19, 2024, to become compliant with the rule. Handling operations, including brokers, traders, importers, distributors, and manufacturers, are among those who will be most affected by this new rule. In this post, we […]

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What You Need to Know About USDA’s SOE Organic Rule: 2 Key Impacts for Certified Producers

The end of the implementation period for the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule is fast approaching! Are you a crops, livestock, or wild harvest operation wondering what you need to implement before March 19, 2024, to stay in compliance? Read on! Although much of the new rule is directed toward handling operations like brokers, traders, […]

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What to Expect at Your Organic Inspection

Whether it is your first inspection or your tenth, onsite inspections can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. Read on to take out some of the guesswork. Discover what the regulations require during inspections, what a typical inspection may include, and how you can prepare. Regulatory Requirements for Inspection Inspections are primarily covered in the […]

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The New SOE Rules: Is my business required to get certified?

The National Organic Program (NOP) introduced new regulations that will be implemented on March 19, 2024. Operations that will require certification under this rule must be certified by this date. The new regulations, known collectively as the “Strengthening Organic Enforcement” rules, or “SOE,” limit the number of operations that can continue to go uncertified by […]

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SOE, Are You Ready?! USDA Issues New Regulations

Today the USDA published the final Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule in the Federal Register. This long-awaited regulatory update is intended to reduce fraud, strengthen oversight of both organic operations and certifiers, and improve the USDA’s enforcement tools. OneCert started gearing up two years ago by making sure we have enough experienced staff ready to […]

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Certification and Documentation: Importing Organic Product from India

When the USDA ended the US-India Organic Recognition in early 2021, they granted an 18 month transition period. Now that this transition is complete (as of July of this year), you may be wondering what exactly is required when importing organic products from India. In this article, we explain which certifications are now needed and […]

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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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