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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! Producers transitioning to organic can also receive additional reimbursements. Claim your refund »

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Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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PrimusGFS Certification by CCOF

Now offering PrimusGFS food safety certification by and for organic producers! Becoming PrimusGFS certified by CCOF is your passport to larger markets and FSMA compliance. Learn more and apply »

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.

September 17, 2022

Sketching LIVE on the Farm Santa Cruz artist Tina Somers will guide participants with composition, technique, and direction at this in-person…

August 9, 2022

Hello to all farmers, agriculture professionals, and friends of the Latino Farmer Conference, You are invited to attend either of the two upcoming…

June 22, 2022

Organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden are sold twice weekly at the UCSC Farmstand, starting June 22 and…

  Certified organic since 2014. Just under 2 acres in the City of Mount Shasta. Buildings: Small 2…
Please submit Cover Letter with Resume to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com Job Description: Apricot Lane…
Agricultural land real estate management. Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

August 8, 2022 | Article

Effective July 13, 2022, National Organic Program (NOP) import certificates are required for all shipments from India. In addition, TraceNet certificates of inspection from the Agricultural and Processed Foods Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) are also required. Importers and operations that are the first certified organic businesses in the United States to purchase or receive imported goods from India are required to maintain these documents on site and to make them available for inspection. This…

August 8, 2022 | Blog

The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is still open for 2022 applications, but only a few months remain to apply for funds. Through this program, eligible operations will be reimbursed up to 50% of their organic certification costs, not to exceed $500, for each NOP scope of organic certification. Eligible operations can also receive a refund of California State Organic Program registration fees.

Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 may apply for reimbursement.…

August 1, 2022 | Blog

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, California Natural Resources Agency, and California Environmental Protection Agency, is leading listening sessions with all farm bill stakeholders to inform California’s priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. See the calendar of listening sessions below.

The 2023 Farm Bill is an opportunity for California farmers and ranchers to influence national agricultural policy to maximize the benefits for all Californians—from farmers and ranchers to consumers. Although…

August 1, 2022 | Blog

 

With each generation, we build the future. Karla Ahumada Regalado has her hands in the soil as she journeys toward revitalization. She sees that “the whole world is impacted by the agriculture industry, not only the farmer working within it. Soil quality is reflected upon our crop quality, and crop quality is reflected upon the health of the people.”

At…