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OMRI Announces Contract with U.S. Department of Agriculture

(October 18, 2011)  OMRI and the USDA have signed a landmark contract to produce a comprehensive list of substances permitted for organic crop production. The objective of the contract is to produce a draft guidance document, called the Permitte ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 06/12/2012 - 09:48 - 0 comments - 0 groups

AB 856 Update

(September 1, 2011) On August 24th, the National Organic Program (NOP) posted a letter dated July 12, 2011, on its website . (Scroll to NOP News at the bottom of the page.) The letter to California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) from then ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 01/18/2012 - 17:16 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Announces New Board Members

(August 8, 2011) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) would like to announce the appointment of Tina Ellor, Gwendolyn Wyard, and Paul Sachs to the OMRI Board of Directors. OMRI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the premier materials review ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 11/02/2011 - 12:20 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Public Comment Period Ends July 8 for AB 856

(June 27, 2011) The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced a public comment period for amendments to the draft regulations that implement the new law (AB 856) requiring registration and review of Organic Input Materials (OIM) ...

Press Release - bbasor@omri.org - 11/02/2011 - 12:19 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI and IOIA Debut Crop Inputs Webinar

(June 10, 2011) OMRI and IOIA (the International Organic Inspectors Association) will begin offering joint webinars with a focus on inputs used in organic production. The first webinar in the series, scheduled for August 1, will focus on crop inputs. ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 11/02/2011 - 12:19 - 0 comments - 0 groups

New Management Structure for the OMRI Review Program

(June 1, 2011) In step with the continued growth of the organization, OMRI has improved the management structure of its Review Program.  Effective on June 1st, the previous position of Review Program Manager has been divided among three separate po ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 11/02/2011 - 12:18 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Announces Updated Fees

(May 19, 2011) To continue providing exceptional service, OMRI is implementing a fee increase effective June 17, 2011 , in conjunction with the beginning of our fiscal year. Previous increases have occurred at the beginning of the calendar year. ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:05 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Applauds Port Organic Products Indictment

(March 11, 2011) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) today applauded the indictment of Kenneth Nelson, Jr., president of Port Organic Products, Ltd. Nelson was indicted on 28 counts of mail fraud for selling fertilizer products that were marke ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:04 - 0 comments - 0 groups

ExpoWest Event to Celebrate OMRI ED/CEO Peggy Miars

(March 7, 2011) OMRI Executive Director/CEO Peggy Miars and three other women who also lead organic food and farming organizations will be formally congratulated during an event at the upcoming Natural Products ExpoWest in Anaheim.  The celebration ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:04 - 0 comments - 0 groups

AB 856 Comments Requested by March 7

(March 3, 2011) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) invites product manufacturers and other industry members to submit comments regarding the proposed regulations for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) organic input regis ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 07/08/2011 - 12:03 - 0 comments - 0 groups