USDA National Organic Program
The National Organic Program (NOP) is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. We are responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products. These standards assure consumers that products with the USDA organic seal meet consistent, uniform standards. Our regulations do not address food safety or nutrition.
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
Is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to benefit the organic community and the general public. Its primary mission is to publish and disseminate generic and specific (brand name) lists of materials allowed and prohibited for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and fiber. OMRI also conducts scientific research and education on the use of materials by the organic industry.
Many of Bridgewell's products are OMRI Listed.
California Department of Food & Agriculture Organic Input Materials Program
The Organic Input Material (OIM) Program registers fertilizing materials to be used in organic crop and food production. The program is mandated by the Legislature and supported by the industry. Products claiming to be appropriate for use in organic production are verified to comply with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations and USDA National Organic Program Standards. Effective January 2012, OIMs distributed in California shall be registered with the FMIP.
Many of Bridgewell's products are registered.
Organic Trade Association (OTA)
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members.
OTA’s member organic businesses work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.
- See more at: https://www.ota.com/about-ota#sthash.k2jSdkSc.dpuf
To ensure the compliance of products eligible for use in organic farming, ECOCERT offers input inspection services
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
CCOF's mission to certify, educate, advocate, and promote organic is carried out by three different branches of the organization: the politically active trade association, CCOF, Inc.; the certification body, CCOF Certification Services, LLCand the nonprofit, CCOF Foundation.
Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.
Tilth Producers of Washington
Tilth Producers promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment. Washington state is now approaching 800 certified farms and has a dedicated staff of state inspectors.
National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program (ATTRA)
A sustainable agriculture resource.
Organic Agriculture Resource
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Is a nonprofit foundation founded to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, to educate the public and decision makers about organic farming issues.