The following Core Standards are applicable at all Tiers by all producers. These standards have been vetted by science, regulatory authority and required industry practices. All standards are applied by using a documented sound Risk Analysis procedure and robust agricultural practices.
Currently the standards, the application of these standards, and the entire certification process is in a "Beta" period (Test, Study, Adjust). This is necessary prior to Advisory Board approval. This period is expected to last through the 2011 season. All producers in this test period will be given appropriate consideration.
The Core Standards can be located by dropping down on the tab marking this page. Each substandard can be found using the same method. Those folks unable to pull down these standards can be provided a full list by writing OPMA, PO 848, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Listed are the following standards;
1. CORE STANDARD I: Water
Procedures for a Risk Analysis