Updating Crop Certification Documents

Update packets have been sent via e-mail and postal as determined by your communication preference!  Please contact the office for the most current forms if you are having issues locating your update application.  

Organic Crop Certification includes vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, grains, hay, pasture, wild crops, sugar bush, woods, greenhouse operations, and more. Click on the appropriate documents below to update your request for organic crop certification. Return these forms with your annual certification fees by April 1, 2023. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions while completing the documents. 608-637-7080 or nics.inbox@ecocert.com

Program/Guidance Documents:

NICS Certification Manual

National Organic Standards

NOP Handbook

You must complete the following documents to renew your certification request with NICS:

Update Application Checklist
Fee Estimate Worksheet for Farm Scopes
Organic System Plan for Update Crop Certification (OSPCU)
Current Year Farm Plan (CYFP) Form

If you have additional certification needs or changes to existing certification in these areas, please complete the following organic system plans, as applicable to your operation:

Greenhouse Organic System Plan (OSPGH)
Maple Syrup Organic System Plan (OSPMS)
Maple Syrup Organic System Plan – Stand Alone (OSPMSO)
**for operations with only maple syrup production do not need to complete an OSP for Crops Certification**
Reinstatement Request Addendum (R1OSPRR)
Wild Crop Organic System Plan (OSPWC)

Supplemental Documentation for Organic Crop Production

The following is a list of supplementary documents for organic crop certification. Please complete these documents, as applicable to your operation.

Buffer Crop Usage (BCU) Form
Calendar for recording field activities, manure spreading dates, and other farming activities
Clean Equipment Log (CEL) Form
Clean Transport Affirmation (CTA) Form
Compost Production Record (CPR) Form
Consent for Release of Records (CRR) Form
Electronic Signature Authorization (ESA) Form
Facility Pest Management Agreement (FPMA) Form
Facility Pest Management Monitoring Log (FPMML)
Harvest/Sales Summary (HSS) Form
Materials Input Listing (MIL) Form
Material Input Review Request (MRR) Form
Neighbor Notification Letter (NNL) Form
Off-Farm Greenhouse Register (OFGH) Form
Off-Farm Manure/Bedding Verification (OFMBV) Form
Organic Seed-Planting Stock Search (OSS) Form
Prior Land Use Declaration (PLUD) Form
Seeds, Seedlings, & Planting Stock (SSPS) Form
Spray Drift Self Report (SDSR)
Transaction Certificate Authorization (TCA)
Verification of Adjoining Land Use (VALU) Form
Voluntary Surrender Form