COPAC and COPAC Processor Subcommittee Meet September 26 in Santa Rosa

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) advises the California secretary of food and agriculture on education, outreach, and technical assistance for organic producers in the state. 
COPAC will convene a meeting on September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau office. Items on the agenda include
  • National Organic Program updates, 
  • GMO test pilot program update featuring a discussion on synthetic biology, 
  • Processor and CalCannabis Subcommittee updates, 
  • origin of livestock rule, and 
  • access to organic slaughter facilities. 
See the full agenda online.
The full committee meeting will be followed by a Processor Subcommittee meeting between 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. at the office of the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture. Topics up for discussion at the subcommittee meeting include
  • California Department of Public Health Organic Program budget and expenses;
  • sampling/testing; and
  • streamlining processes, including registration delays.
The full agenda is posted online.
The public is welcome to attend both meetings.
Detailed Meeting and Location Information:
COPAC meeting
September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Farm Bureau
3589 Westwind Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
COPAC Processor Subcommittee meeting
September 26, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Department of Agriculture
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 100 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
For further information, contact Thomas Osborn, branch analyst, (916) 900-5030.