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The OMRI communications team maintains a press list for occasional press releases about the activities of the organization and regulations on materials for organic use. Please email marketing@omri.org to add your email to our press list.

Below you will find our most recent press releases.

(July 8, 2010) Our growing list of products means a growing staff. OMRI is seeking to fill two key positions on our team.  Please see the following job announcements:

(July 6, 2010) We, the OMRI Board of Directors, are excited to share with you this important news as a supplement to our recently released newsletter.  We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Peggy Miars as our new Executive Director/CEO.  Miars comes to us most recently from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), where she has served for six years as the Ex

(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 Gold made by Nortech Waste LLC, Grover Wonder Grow Compost made by Grover Landscape Services, and Clean City Compost made by Feather River Orga

(April 06, 2010)  OMRI has previously announced that three composts have been prohibited by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for use in organic production in California: Nortech Gold made by Nortech Waste LLC, Grover Wonder Grow Compost made by Grover Landscape Services, and Clean City Compost made by Feather River Organics.

(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.

(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 Comment Form.

(March 18, 2010)

(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 Landscape Services, and Clean City Compost made by Feather River Organics.

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 increase.  Click here to view the new Table of Fees.

EUGENE, ORE.  As of January 19, 2010, Paul Lipscomb will assume the duties with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as interim executive director.