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The onsite inspection is an integral part of organic certification. The inspector bills CCOF for the time and expenses of each inspection and CCOF in turn bills the inspected party. The costs of inspections vary widely. Usually, the major cost factor is the scope and complexity of an operation. Other factors may include the producer's knowledge of applicable organic standards, previous issues... Read more

Once updates have been submitted it take an average of 7 days for CCOF to review the following highly time sensitive items:

New crop input materials (i.e. pest control, fertilizer, soil amendment, etc.) Updated labels for existing products Adding additional acreages (subsequent inspection required)

Once updates have been submitted it take an average of 21 days for CCOF to review and... Read more

U.S. farmers and ranchers, agricultural educators, and farmer-assistance organizations can get answers about specific farming practices from ATTRA. Ask an expert.

Need outside help? CCOF cannot actively consult with our clients regarding organic certification compliance. We do offer a list of organic... Read more

This list details the most common situations that require you to send information or documentation to CCOF, and what type of information you'll need to send. Read through this list and contact your Certification Service Specialist with additional questions.    I want to change something in my Organic System Plan (OSP), what should I send? Update your OSP forms and send them to CCOF for review and... Read more

The National Organic Standards delineate the requirements for certifying livestock beginning at section 205.236. CCOF also provides links to variety of information sources on our certification Support Resources page.