Organic Certifications

Chubby Bunny working on becoming Certified Orangic and Certified Salmon-Safe

What is Salmon-Safe?

Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and native salmon. Operations endorsed by our independent professional certifiers are promoted with the Salmon-Safe label.
 
 
The Salmon-Safe farm certification program is focused on management practices in six primary areas: riparian area management, water use management, erosion and sediment control, integrated pest management, animal management, and biodiversity conservation. Our standards were developed over a two-year period with biologists, agronomists, and farmers, and have been tested in the field at more than 300 farms in Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho across a variety of crops. Salmon-Safe is piloting an all-new version of the standards in selected regions this winter.
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Washington State - Certified Organic

Farms and food processing facilities are inspected by a third-party certification agency. Inspections are not conducted by the USDA; rather, the USDA accredits certifying agencies to certify to the USDA organic standards.

Organic standards require annual inspections of farms and processing facilities, and random inspections are possible. Farmers and food processors are also required to submit an updated organic production or handling system plan to the certifying agency annually.
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