CERTIFIER: Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA)

WEB SITE www.mciaorganic.org
NOP INFORMATION organic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=46
HEADQUARTERS St. Paul, MN
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONS CA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, VA, WI
ACCREDITED SCOPES CROPS, HANDLING, LIVESTOCK, WILD CROPS

This certifier did not participate in our study and it’s unknown if their practices are suspect.  They probably certify hydroponic operations, despite language in the organic regulations requiring soil.

CERTIFIER STANDING: Undermining the true meaning of organics

Criteria Comments
Hydroponic Details Likely certifies hydroponic operations.
Material Review Unconfirmed
Fee Structure See website for more information.
Inspectors Unconfirmed
Imports Unconfirmed
Farm Sizes Unconfirmed
Outdoor Access for Poultry Does not certify any egg operations.
Pasture Access Unconfirmed
Livestock Alterations Unconfirmed
Origin of Livestock Unconfirmed
Antibiotics in Livestock Unconfirmed
Inspections Unconfirmed
Residue Testing Unconfirmed
Producer Unconfirmed