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January 22, 2024
With New Funding, CCOF Will Educate Consumers and Support Organic Producers   (January 22, 2024) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF is honored to receive $3 million from the USDA, which has awarded $9.75 million to 10 projects through its Organic Market…
January 17, 2024
Funding To Expand CCOF Foundation’s Organic Transition Grants and Technical Assistance Offerings   (December 17, 2023) Santa Cruz, CA – The CCOF Foundation has received a $2 million grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (…
May 12, 2023
(May 12, 2023) Santa Cruz, CA – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is making federal funding available to assist California’s agricultural producers transition to organic production.  Through the new Organic…
March 20, 2023
(March 20, 2023) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF is announcing its 50th anniversary as an organic certification agency and member-supporting organization.  “CCOF, alongside the organic movement, has experienced phenomenal growth in the last 50 years. Organic…
October 25, 2022
Regional Networks Will Directly Support Farmers Transitioning Land to Organic Production   (October 24, 2022) Santa Cruz, CA – As part of USDA’s $300 million Organic Transition Initiative, the CCOF Foundation will lead a group of regional partners…
October 12, 2022
(October 12, 2022) Santa Cruz, CA – Organic experts and advocates have been watching what’s been happening in Sri Lanka, where a government policy banned synthetic fertilizers overnight, causing farmers to abruptly begin farming organically. Now,…
October 11, 2022
Wolfe’s Neck Center will lead over 60 partner organizations to help farms adopt climate-smart practices. (October 10, 2022) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF is one of over 60 partner organizations led by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the…
July 27, 2022
Organic nonprofit celebrates $5 million signed into the 2022-2023 California state budget for support in transitioning land to organic    (SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 26, 2022) — CCOF, a California-based nonprofit that represents over 4,000 organic…
March 17, 2021
Assembly Bill 125 will place the Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms and Worker Protection Bond Act before the voters in 2022 Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and a broad coalition…
September 21, 2020
100% of Donations to the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund Goes to Organic Farmers in Need  (September 14, 2020) Santa Cruz, CA – The CCOF Foundation is poised to help organic farmers recover from the unprecedented wildfires burning across the …
August 10, 2020
(August 6, 2020) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF’s GLOBALG.A.P. program has received the nation’s highest key performance indicator (KPI) rating for any GLOBALG.A.P certification body operating in the United States.  CCOF is the leading organic certifier in…
February 18, 2020
(February 18, 2020) Sacramento, CA – California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is releasing a groundbreaking plan to use organic farming to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.   Three decades of peer-reviewed…
January 27, 2020
PHOTO: U.S. farmers featured in Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold’s Super Bowl commercial toast an organic beer to 6 for 6-Pack.  */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Americans can help increase organic farmland by purchasing a 6-Pack of Pure Gold (January 27, 2020)…
October 4, 2019
Photo Caption: David Robles, a 2017 and 2018 recipient of CCOF's Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, takes a tractor for a spin at the U.C. Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Robles is now farm manager for Food What?!, a…
May 10, 2019
  (May 7, 2019) Monterey, CA – Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) on December 4-5, 2019, in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are encouraged to sign up for a booth…
April 8, 2019
  (April 8, 2019) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF—the nation’s leader in organic certification, advocacy, and education—announced today that April Crittenden has been named chief certification officer for CCOF Certification Services, LLC effective April 16…
February 17, 2019
State should seize opportunity to multiply economic, health, and environmental benefits by growing more “Certified Organic”   (February 27, 2019) FRESNO, CA – Surging consumer demand for organic foods has created an opportunity for California to…
July 11, 2013
(May 9, 2013) Santa Cruz, CA – CCOF announced today that its industry-leading tool, MyCCOF, has been expanded with new services for CCOF-certified entities and organic industry buyers. The updated MyCCOF includes the first online access to digitized…