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OMRI welcomes media inquiries. Feel free to contact our materials and organic policy experts by calling the office and describing the nature of your inquiry. Our staff will connect you with the best person for your inquiry. Media visitors are also encouraged to download this overview of OMRI with frequently asked questions.

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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.


(November 28, 2017) Peggy Miars, Executive Director/CEO for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) in Eugene, Oregon, was elected president of the IFOAM-Organics International World Board at their General Assembly November 12 in New Delhi, India.

(November 15, 2017) On June 28, 2017, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued a Pesticide Advisory (including a “stoppage of sale” order) for two OMRI Listed® products; Azatrol® Hydro Botanical Insecticide and Azatrol® EC Insecticide. The ODA issued the advisory based on the detection of active ingredients within the products which were not present on the product labels.

(August 29, 2017) Alexis Randolph of Quality Assurance International (QAI) has joined the Board of Directors for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute). OMRI's volunteer board oversees policy development and governance for the organization.

(August 24, 2017) Peggy Miars, Executive Director/CEO for OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) will travel from Eugene, Oregon to Odessa, Ukraine next month to participate in an international conference addressing fraud in the organic industry.

(June 6, 2017) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) announces that the organization has reached 5,000 OMRI Listed® products reviewed and verified for organic use. OMRI most recently added 1,000 products since April of 2016, a new record for the Eugene, Oregon nonprofit that started 20 years ago.

Welcome to OMRI’s video introduction. Whether you are brand new to OMRI, or simply want to know more about the process, this video is for you. In less than five minutes, OMRI takes you from the OMRI office to a local garden store, and finally to Camas Swale Farm to explain how OMRI helps farmers find products for organic use.

(March 14, 2017) OMRI is pleased to announce that Ben Dobson has joined their Board of Directors as a farmer representative. Ben grew up in Hillsdale, New York, and he has owned and managed several farms throughout the Northeast. In 2007 Ben founded Atlantic Organics, which was the largest organic fresh vegetable farm in the state of Maine.

(September 20, 2016) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) is honoring its many founders and supporters over two decades of materials review with a snapshot of the organization's many accomplishments, along with commemorative publications and events throughout the coming year.

(April 27, 2016) OMRI (The Organic Materials Review Institute) recently exceeded 4,000 products reviewed and listed for organic use. OMRI Listed® products are compliant with the organic standards and allowed for use in certified organic production. The nonprofit organization is approaching 20 years supporting organic certification through expert, independent product reviews.

(January 19, 2016) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) is pleased to welcome Darren MacFarlane of Bridgewell Resources and Sheryl K. Reilly, Ph.D. of SciReg, Inc. to the organization's board of directors. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, OMRI relies on the board of directors to provide governance and oversight to organizational policies and the strategic plan.