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April 7, 2017

In 2016 the National Organic Program (NOP) issued final guidance 5020 on natural resources, commonly called biodiversity.
July 17, 2015

Operations are required to update their Organic System Plan (OSP) regarding changes that can affect their compliance, such as new land managed by the…
May 13, 2015

Effective June 1, 2015, CCOF will require that orchards and other crops no longer utilize intensive grazing within 90 days of harvest of a crop where…
October 13, 2014

On April 25, 2014 the National Organic Program released a proposed guidance document regarding Substances Used in Postharvest Handling of Organic…
July 28, 2014

Many CCOF operations submit add acreage information to CCOF immediately prior to harvest or during inspection. It’s never too early to add…
July 14, 2014

Deciding what materials are allowed and not allowed, and what restrictions might apply can be a difficult and daunting task. CCOF understands this,…
January 15, 2014

As concerns about Asian citrus psyllid have increased, we are making an effort to update our process for addressing mandated applications of…
July 11, 2013

On February 28, 2013, the National Organic Program (NOP) issued Guidance Document NOP 5029, "Seeds, Annual Seedlings, and Planting Stock in Organic…
March 14, 2013

UPDATE: THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE VERSION PUBLISHED IN OUR E-NEWSLETTER ON 3/11/13 On February 28, the NOP issued a final guidance on Seeds, Annual…
December 11, 2012

Sodium (Chilean) nitrate is currently allowed for use only so long as it is not more than 20% of the crops total nitrogen needs. This material is…
December 11, 2012

Earlier this year, the National Organic Program published a final rule renewing over 200 listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited…
April 26, 2012

Improvements for Materials Tracking and Approvals Continue: We have heard loud and clear that one of our clients’ biggest frustrations with the…