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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USDA Launches GLOBAL Organic Integrity Database

On May 17, the USDA launched its new GLOBAL Organic Integrity Database or ‘GLOBAL OID.’ The new GLOBAL OID is a clone of the current Organic Integrity Database, but includes operations certified to both the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards and USDA standards by accredited certifying agents. GLOBAL OID is part of the Trade Partners […]

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Organic Certification Just Got More Affordable!

USDA Increases Funding for Organic Cost Share Program The USDA has increased funding for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). This means that organic producers and handlers can now receive up to 75% of their certification costs reimbursed, up to $750 per scope of certification. This is a $250 increase from the previous two […]

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OneCert 2023 Renewal News & Reminders for Producers

The due date for producer renewals is March 15th! Have you submitted? The new year is going fast, but we are off to a great start and can’t wait to help meet your organic certification needs again this year. Annual updates are due next week for all existing OneCert clients certified for Crops, Livestock and […]

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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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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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