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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 $5,000 to Transition to Certified Organic

Transition
Want to take your farm forward and transition to organic? Maybe you’re already practicing organic methods and need that final incentive to get certified. Now is your chance to lessen the financial challenge of transition—apply for a $5,000 grant to help you make the transition to organic.

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.

Last Chance to Register for an Organic Malt Barley Workshop for Farmers

Don’t miss your chance to join CCOF and OATS at one of our Organic Malt Barley Farmer Meetings and learn about organic production, the transition process, organic barley, and how Anheuser-Busch’s Contract for Change program can work for you.

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