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Northern California Fire Relief Efforts Update

CCOF is terribly saddened by the extensive and profound ways in which thousands of people have been affected by the fires. We are also inspired by the overwhelming compassion, community effort, and solidarity in the face of such adversity.  While we are working one-on-one with many affected CCOF clients—some of whom are experiencing severe to total losses—our hope for recovery continues to strengthen as we are also getting an incredible wave of people who are looking to help their fellow growers, producers, and ranchers.  
 

One Focus: Organic — CCOF's 2017 Annual Report

Dear CCOF members and supporters,
 
In 2017, we helped 5,227 students and teachers get funding for organic education, helped 71 members engage with influencing policies for organic, and provided organic certification for 3,537 organic farmers and businesses—all with one focus: advancing organic agriculture for a healthy world. 
 
CCOF’s fully organic focus is powered by the certified organic farmers, ranchers, processors, and handlers who govern our organization.

Online Advertising on CCOF.org

CCOF’s website is used by certified members and the public every day to access certification forms and assistance, purchase merchandise, read and post classifieds, register for CCOF events, and find valuable information about organic certification. We offer advertising on some of our most popular pages. 
 
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Organic Certification Cost Share Is Back! Get a Refund of Your Organic Certification Fees

cost share
The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now open for 2019 applications!
 
All currently certified organic entities in the United States are eligible to apply for a refund of 75% of their certification-related costs paid between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, including inspection fees, up to a maximum of $750 per certification or certified scope. Eligible scopes are crops, wild crops, livestock, and processing/handling.

Organic Farmer and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) Introduces Climate Bill for Agriculture

On February 26, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), an ambitious piece of legislation that proposes a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by 2040. The bill focuses on policy goals in the following six areas: increasing research, improving soil health, protecting existing farmland, supporting pasture-based livestock systems, boosting investments in on-farm energy initiatives, and reducing food waste.

Organic Grower Summit – A Success!

OGS 2018
The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) held last week at the Monterey Conference Center was a resounding success!

Organic Hotspots in Oregon

Photo Courtesy of Mycological Natural Products
 

Organic Rice Pioneers Receive Leopold Conservation Award

Lundberg Family Farms has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award.
 
Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers, ranchers, and foresters. The prestigious award, named in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, is given in 14 states.
 
The award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, Sustainable Conservation, and California Farm Bureau Federation.

OTA to Honor CCOF Leaders at Expo East

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will honor three outstanding CCOF leaders at its upcoming annual Organic Leadership Awards Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland on September 12, 2018 during Natural Products Expo East. Javier Zamora of CCOF-certified JSM Organics will receive the Rising Star Award.

Personal Trabajando Desde Casa y Oficina de CCOF Temporalmente Cerrada

La oficina de CCOF en Santa Cruz, California, está temporalmente cerrada, con vigencia inmediata.

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