Represent Organic on the California Cattle Council

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 »

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On January 1, 2019, Senate Bill 965 created the California Cattle Council. The new council will be a representative organization comprised of members of the cattle and dairy industries. It will work on projects such as research, promotion, cooperation with agencies and industry groups, and the development of best management practices. Potential research projects relevant to organic producers include the improvement of efficiency and sustainability of the industry, regulatory compliance, and market research concerning public consumption patterns and trends. 
 
As the organic markets for dairy and beef continue to grow, producers are facing both opportunities and challenges that are unique to their production practices and the organic market. Given this, it is important that organic producers have a seat at the table in statewide industry discussions. 
 
The board of directors will be comprised of three cattle feeders, three range cattle producers, three dairy producers, one processor, and one public member. One alternate member will serve on the board for each primary member. Cattle Council Law requires that the council represents the diversity of producers across California, giving organic producers, small producers, and minorities producers an equal opportunity to participate. 
 
Applications are due on May 22, 2019. To nominate yourself or another organic producer, fill out the council nomination form
 
For questions or to seek support from CCOF, contact the policy department at policy@ccof.org.

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