Member Transaction Certification

OCIA's Transaction Certificate (TC) system allows an OCIA certified operator to enter the details of a particular organic sale transaction, which is then processed by the OCIA International office for issuance of a TC. The TC is not an official trade document, rather an aid for certified operators in keeping their necessary audit trail documentation in place so that certified organic product can be easily traced through the chain of custody.


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OCIA - Providing Excellence in Organic Certification

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.


Join us August 1st in Jamestown, ND and August 30th in Hiawatha, KS as we talk about organic farming during a full-day Beginning Farmer Series workshop. For more information, or to register, please go to

From the NOP:

Allowed Actions to Respond to Risks from Avian Influenza: Updated Policy Memo 11-12

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has received questions about the confinement of organic poultry flocks due to recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and...

Below is a link to proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30 day comment period. All comments regarding these answers should be sent to


A new research study, "Biodiversity and Organic Farming in the United States," led by Carolyn Dimitri, based at New York University, needs the input of certified organic growers nationwide. The study will gather information about opportunities to measure or increase biodiversity in organic farming. Certified organic farmers willing to...

April 4, 2016

The use of Quaternary ammonia sanitizers are allowed under some organic programs with restrictions, but as they are a residual sanitizer, their use is discouraged unless required by regulatory authorities or if other sanitizers are inadequate for the operator’s process. If operators want to use quats, they must have...

Mon, 2017-03-27

LINCOLN, NE: The Outstanding Organic Farmer of the Year is an annual award honoring and recognizing talented producers who certify to the OCIA...

Tue, 2017-01-03

Be sure to attend the 2017 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting, February 8th and 9th at the Holiday Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar. We have a...

Mon, 2016-04-18

Paperwork is a national organic program for farmers to certify organic.

USDA National Organic Program is implementing a...

Fri, 2016-01-08

Ask a child what they want to be when they grow up and farmer probably won't make the list.

Market pressures and increased costs have pushed...

Fri, 2015-10-23

Join us February 10th and 11th at the Holiday Inn Bloomington I-35 for the 2016 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting. Located across from the...