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OMRI Improves Timeliness for Product Review

(March 29, 2010) In 2009 OMRI experienced a backlog of new applications that increased review time by several months. OMRI staff worked dligently to handle the backlog by implementing process improvements and hiring additional staff. We are pleased ...

Press Release - alippert@omri.org - 01/24/2011 - 10:58 - 0 comments - 0 groups

NOP Allowance of Green Waste

(April 23, 2010) OMRI has previously announced that three composts had been prohibited by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) for use on any organic farm certified to the NOP standards: Nortech ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 01/24/2011 - 10:58 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Renee Mann Announces Advancement to NOP

April 2, 2010 Dear Friends and Colleagues, I would like to announce that I have accepted a job at the National Organic Program in the Compliance and Enforcement branch. My last day of work at the Organic Materials Review Institute is April 2nd; ...

Press Release - tziglinski@omri.org - 10/22/2010 - 11:32 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Welcomes Comments on Proposed Changes to Our Manuals

(April 8, 2010)  Please note that the comment period is now closed.  The draft manuals are no longer posted on this website.  You are always welcome to submit general comments regarding OMRI Policices and Standards using the OMRI Comm ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 10/22/2010 - 10:58 - 0 comments - 0 groups

Composts Disallowed in California and An Update on Pesticide Residues

(February 5, 2010)California growers should know that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) prohibited three composts for use in organic production: Nortech Gold made by Nortech Waste LLC, Grover Wonder Grow Compost made by Grover ...

Press Release - Guest - 10/22/2010 - 10:54 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Releases 2010 Table of Fees

EUGENE, OR (Jan.27,2010)  To continue providing quality service and expert product reviews, OMRI is implementing a modest fee increase of 3% effective February 1st, 2010.  Individual and Business Subscription fees will not be affected by the i ...

Press Release - amyb@omri.org - 10/22/2010 - 10:53 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI Announces Executive Director Change

EUGENE, ORE.  As of January 19, 2010, Paul Lipscomb will assume the duties with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as interim executive director. Dave DeCou, OMRI’s previous executive director, will be pursuing other professional and ...

Press Release - bbasor@omri.org - 10/22/2010 - 10:52 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI reduces costs for listing in improved Organic Seed Database

EUGENE, ORE. (January 22, 2008) – The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has slashed prices for seed suppliers to list organic varieties in the Organic Seed Database. Best known for its work as an independent nonprofit to ensure the compliance of ...

Press Release - Guest - 10/22/2010 - 10:51 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI receives ISO-65 accreditation of product certifications

EUGENE, ORE. (March 4, 2008) - The OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) Review Program has achieved USDA accreditation under International Organization for Standardization Guide 65:1996 (ISO-65). Best known for its work as an independent nonprofit ...

Press Release - Guest - 10/22/2010 - 10:50 - 0 comments - 0 groups

OMRI disallows two fertilizers; NOP issues warning, significant new guidelines

EUGENE, ORE. (February 20, 2009) - The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) removed two products from the OMRI Products List on Tuesday, February 17th, meaning that they cannot continue to be used in organic agriculture. An OMRI investigation deter ...

Press Release - Guest - 10/22/2010 - 10:49 - 0 comments - 0 groups