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President of CCOF Certification Services Speaks on Organic Import Panel at NOSB Meeting

CCOF Certification Services LLC President Jake Lewin presented on an expert panel discussing organic imports at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The panelists discussed oversight of organic imports and tracking organic products throughout the supply chain. 
 
“We have feasible, clear steps that we can take to shore up certifier oversight of imports and allegations of fraud,” said Lewin in his opening remarks. 
 

Preventing GMO Presence in Organic Products

In an environment where Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their derivatives are widely distributed throughout the food chain, it is imperative that organic producers and handlers have strategies and plans to keep them out. A key tenet of "coexistence" is shared responsibility for the exclusion of the methods and products of genetic engineering.

Public Comments for Spring NOSB Meeting in La Jolla, CA

The spring 2015 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held April 27-30 in La Jolla, California. All CCOF members are encouraged to attend! This biannual meeting impacts what materials are allowed for use in organic production. After reviewing public comment and hearing testimony at the meeting, NOSB will make recommendations on standards and materials to the National Organic Program (NOP).

Register Now to Speak at NOSB in St. Paul

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will host their second yearly meeting in St. Paul on October 24-26, 2018.
 
Organic stakeholders can register now to speak at a pre-meeting webinar and at the meeting in St. Paul. 
 
The NOSB will host two webinars on October 16, 2018 and October 18, 2018 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern.

Register Now to Speak at NOSB Jacksonville Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will host their second yearly meeting in Jacksonville, Florida October 31 through November 2, 2017
 
Organic stakeholders can now register to speak at a pre-meeting webinar and at the meeting in Jacksonville. 
 

Register Now to Speak at NOSB Seattle

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will host their second meeting of the year in Seattle on April 24-26, 2019.
 
Organic stakeholders can register now to speak at a pre-meeting webinar and at the meeting in Seattle. 
 
The NOSB will host two webinars: the first on April 16, 2019, and the second on April 18, 2019, both from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Register Now to Speak at NOSB Tucson

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will host their first yearly meeting in Tucson, Arizona on April 25-27, 2018
 
Organic stakeholders can register now to speak at a pre-meeting webinar and/or at the meeting in Tucson. 
 

Reminder! Scholarships Available for CCOF Members to Attend NOSB Meeting in St. Paul

CCOF is committed to helping producers attend National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meetings by providing scholarships to cover the costs of travel and lodging. 
 
Scholarships are currently available for the upcoming NOSB meeting in St.

Reminder: NOSB Comment Period Open through October 26

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting agenda and supporting materials are available for review and public comment. 

The NOSB will meet in St. Louis, Missouri, November 16-18, 2016. Written comments and signups for oral comment are due October 26. 

The NOSB will discuss and vote on many important topics, including: 

Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

The deadline for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!
 
USDA is seeking:
An environmental protection and resource conservation expert
An organic farmer representati

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