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Javier Zamora of JSM Organics Hosts Farm Tour on the Central Coast

JSM Farm Tour
Last week, Javier Zamora of JSM Organics hosted Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20)’s Legislative Assistant Riya Mehta, Melody Meyer of Source Organic, Cassandra Christine of the Organic Trade Association, and CCOF policy staff for a tour of his farm in Royal Oaks, California.

Join Senator Anna Caballero at the CCOF Foundation Reception in Sacramento

Anna Caballero
Photo provided by The CeresCourier.com
 
We root for farmers growing organic. We root for producers, packers, and shippers of organic. We root for getting organic in schools. And, we root for the policymakers who move organic agriculture to the forefront as a solution to climate change. Senator Anna Caballero has been a partner and champion in this effort, fighting for farmers, farmworkers, and facing climate change head on.

Join the 2017 Annual Campaign to Advance Organic!

Donate to the CCOF Foundation – help us support future and current organic farmers.


Heleigh Jones, 2017 Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund Winner
 

Keep Up-to-Date on Key Crop Insurance Programs and Deadlines

Organic producers can benefit from several crop insurance policies developed by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and purchased from local farm insurance agents. Crop insurance programs have become better suited to the needs of organic producers in recent years, with policies that allow producers to structure their policies based on their farms’ unique conditions.
 
Organic Premium Price Elections now allow organic producers to hold crop insurance based on the price premium they would see in the market rather than the conventional commodity price.

Keeping Organic Alive for Future Generations: Spotlight on Duncan Family Farms

For all the philanthropic work Arnott and Kathleen Duncan do, it may surprise you to learn that they are farmers first and nonprofit professionals second. For nearly three decades, the Duncans have worked to educate the next generation of agriculture professionals.

Last Call to Respond to the Census of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture.
 
To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15, 2018.
 

Last Chance for Discounted Tickets to the Santa Rosa Region FSMA Workshop

This is the last week to purchase tickets for the November 7 food safety workshop in Santa Rosa, California that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement for produce growers. Thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, workshop tickets only cost $35 per attendee.

Last Chance to Apply for Your Cost Share Refund

The application deadline for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is fast approaching! 
 
Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 may apply for reimbursement by October 31, 2019.
 
All certified organic entities in the United States are eligible to apply for a refund of 75% of their certification-related costs, including inspection fees, up to a maximum of $750 per scope of organic certification.

Last Chance to Apply for Your Refund Through Cost Share

The application deadline for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is fast approaching! 
 
Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 may apply for reimbursement by October 31, 2017.
 

Last Chance to Attend CCOF Foundation Hosted FSMA Food Safety Workshops

Join the CCOF Foundation on January 23, 2019 in Pacific Grove, California for the final trainings in our FSMA food safety workshop series.

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