Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA)

CERTIFIER: Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA)

WEB SITEwww.mciaorganic.org
NOP INFORMATIONorganic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/CP/CertifierProfilePage.aspx?cid=46
HEADQUARTERSSt. Paul, MN
US CERTIFIED OPERATION LOCATIONSCA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, VA, WI
ACCREDITED SCOPESCROPS, 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

CriteriaComments
Hydroponic DetailsLikely certifies hydroponic operations.
Material ReviewUnconfirmed
Fee StructureSee website for more information.
InspectorsUnconfirmed
ImportsUnconfirmed
Farm SizesUnconfirmed
Outdoor Access for PoultryDoes not certify any egg operations.
Pasture AccessUnconfirmed
Livestock AlterationsUnconfirmed
Origin of LivestockUnconfirmed
Antibiotics in LivestockUnconfirmed
InspectionsUnconfirmed
Residue TestingUnconfirmed
ProducerUnconfirmed