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Visit our COVID-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information and resources for the organic community.

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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! Learn more »

 

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Let CCOF Certify Your Hemp and CBD

All hemp-derived products, including hemp CBDs and hemp extracts, are eligible for organic certification. Let CCOF help you get certified »

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The Organic Training Institute Video Library

The Organic Training Institute provides resources for organic professionals that cover the latest organic research and best production practices. Miss a workshop or webinar? Visit the CCOF YouTube channel for recordings of all our past events »

 

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.

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Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding...

Noviembre 3, 2021

Are you a farmer or rancher in the Sacramento region planning to retire, and wondering what will happen to your land and business? Thinking about the...

Octubre 2, 2021

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature...

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Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

Julio 19, 2021 | Blog

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA....

Julio 19, 2021 | Blog

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). This one-time additional funding from the federal government to state departments of agriculture addresses COVID-19 impacts on the food system.

The SCBGP funds projects that improve the performance of California specialty crops within local, domestic, national, and international markets. Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations; local, state, federal, and tribal government entities; and public and private colleges and...

Julio 19, 2021 | Blog

The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University has launched The Livestock Project to create tools and trainings for organic producers and veterinarians on organic animal health care.

The Center is conducting a national survey to understand the unique needs of organic dairy, beef, sheep, goat, swine, and poultry producers. The results will guide the development of tools and materials to help you keep your animals healthy and prevent disease. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

This survey is anonymous...

Julio 19, 2021 | Blog

The Organic Foods Production Act created the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) as a tool for managing the substances used in organic production over time. In general, natural substances are allowed in organic, and synthetic substances are prohibited. The National List identifies the limited exceptions to these general rules. The National List also identifies nonagricultural and non-organic agricultural substances (ingredients) that may be used in organic handling. Changes to the National List require a National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommendation...