CCOF is partnering with Assemblymember Maienschein on California bill AB 2499 to expand access to organic certification. This work builds on our advocacy to incentivize schools to procure organic food.
Our bill, AB 2499, does the following:
- Creates an Organic Transition Program to directly assist socially disadvantaged producers and those with limited resources with transitioning to organic
- Invests in organic-specific technical assistance, such as financial and farm planning and mentorship by seasoned organic producers
- Requires a statewide market analysis of the organic sector to help current and future producers understand the market landscape
To add your support, please click on the following link and follow the instructions by April 8:
AB 2499 (Maienschein) Support Letter: Expanding access to organic certification for underserved farmers and ranchers (Carta de Apoyo: Expandir el acceso a la certificación orgánica para los agricultores y ganaderos desatendidos) (google.com)