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Make Sure You're Compliant with the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule (SOE)!

The new regulations impact both certified and uncertified operations. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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 »

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 » 

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.

April 16, 2024

Curious about what it takes to transition your operation to organic? Or a newly certified producer with questions on how to stay in compliance? Just…

April 16, 2024

Please note, this event was rescheduled from its original date (March 26). The below event details are up to date. If you have any questions, please…

April 23, 2024

Curious about what it takes to transition your operation to organic? Or a newly certified producer with questions on how to stay in compliance? Just…

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

Phil LaRocca
April 9, 2024 | Blog

Phil LaRocca is the founder of LaRocca Vineyards. He serves as chairman of the CCOF Board and has been an organic farmer for over 50 years.

“I have a firm belief about organic,” Phil says. “As a kid, I spent every weekend at my grandfather’s ranch in the Santa Clara Valley.” The whole family worked on the farm, picking cherries and helping with the harvest. Apricot season, when Phil was out of school, was his favorite. “I got the farming bug in me. I loved being out there with the trees.”

After World War II, federal officials tried to give Phil’s grandfather some…

Abigail Lazier, CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grantee
April 9, 2024 | Blog

Utah native and Future Organic Farmer grantee Abigail Lazier’s earliest memory of farming is of running through her family’s garden as a child and collecting fresh carrots and ripe tomatoes. Lazier credits her family’s garden for planting the seed that propelled her into her organic farming career. Lazier describes, “As a child, the towering corn stalks of my home garden grew my curious imagination and fed my growing body in a partnership between my…

April 9, 2024 | Article
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Today, the USDA published an updated version of the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. This public resource provides USDA-accredited certifiers and certified operations with guidance, instructions, and other policy documents that can help them comply with the USDA organic regulations. 

Several handbook documents have been…

Marketing Survey
April 9, 2024 | Blog

Need a boost with marketing your organic products? CCOF is developing resources to help your organic business succeed. The first step is gathering input from our members on their marketing practices, challenges, and needs through an online survey. The results will let us know what tools will be most helpful to you. These marketing tools will be available at no cost to all CCOF members in both Spanish and English in winter 2024.

Take the survey online.…