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OCal—Comparable-to-Organic Cannabis Certification in California

Cannabis growers in California can now display their commitment to growing their products organically through CCOF's comparable-to-organic OCal certification. Learn more »

Cost Share
Cost Share—A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 50% of your certification costs (up to $500 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Learn more »


Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Apply today » (thru Nov 19)

Future Organic Farmer Grants for FFA Students

Are you an FFA student interested in doing an organic project? Do you know a high school student who is curious about organic ag? Apply now for a grant to fund your project - the deadline is November 12 »


CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

October 25, 2021 | Article

Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In early November, we will mail your renewal package, which includes your renewal contract and annual certification fee invoice. We will also send an email with your renewal information.

Completing your renewal on time allows us to group inspections throughout the next year so they are as cost-effective and timely as possible. Help us serve you and other operations efficiently and avoid unnecessary costs by completing your…

October 25, 2021 | Blog

CCOF will host a session on December 2 on growing and selling in the Mexican organic market at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, California. 

Mexico’s promotion of organic agriculture has led to a steady domestic organic market and is creating outstanding import opportunities for U.S. growers. While most Mexico-based organic operations export produce to the U.S., organic growers are exploring how the Mexican organic market differs from the U.S. market and how both markets can support each other’s continued growth.

October 25, 2021 | Blog

CCOF collaborator California FarmLink is currently accepting applications for their upcoming 2022 Resilerator educational program

Designed for small and medium-scale farmers, ranchers, and fishery operators with at least two years of business management experience, the Resilerator program seeks to support producers on their path toward solidifying a sustainable, long-term, resilient business. 

The 10-week course walks through a comprehensive business curriculum…

October 25, 2021 | Blog

CCOF Hardship Assistance Grants for Organic Producers—Closing Soon

If you—or an organic producer you know—have experienced hardship during the 2021 calendar year, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance through the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund. The application deadline is midnight on November 5, 2021.

Throughout the nation, farmers are experiencing severe economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather patterns, an increase in duration…