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ROC
Regenerative Organic Certified™ Now Offered by CCOF

Now, you can get Renerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) by CCOF! ROC is an umbrella certification covering environmental protection, animal welfare, and fair trade, and represents the highest standard for organic agriculture in the world. Learn more and apply »

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Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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Primus
PrimusGFS Certification by CCOF

Now offering PrimusGFS food safety certification by and for organic producers! Becoming PrimusGFS certified by CCOF is your passport to larger markets and FSMA compliance. Learn more and apply »

CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.

November 15, 2022

What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course  Dr. Stephanie Smith from Washington State University and partners will spend approximately seven…

November 2, 2022

Designed for small and medium-scale farmers, ranchers, and fishery operators with at least two years of business management experience, CCOF…

October 12, 2022

La Fundación CCOF se está juntando con American Farmland Trust, el Distrito de Conservación de Recursos de Cachuma (CRCD) y Daily Harvest para…

Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…
Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…
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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

October 3, 2022 | Blog

After making it through the California Assembly and Senate, AB 1870, the bill that would make needed reforms to the state program regulating organic food manufacturers, processors, and handlers, was vetoed by Governor Newsom.

CCOF pursued the legislation in response to issues raised by members about the administration of the State Organic Program by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which uses an outdated, paper-based registration system and continues to carry a backlog of unresolved complaints.

AB 1870, authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone and co-authored…

October 3, 2022 | Blog

Earlier this month, former top California Department of Food and Agriculture scientist Dr. Amrith Gunasekara published a blistering criticism of Sri Lanka’s policy to ban synthetic fertilizers, which caused farmers to start farming organically virtually overnight. The devastating results are outlined by Dr. Gunasekara in an article published in AgAlert on September 20, 2022.

Unfortunately, the article then points to the resulting agricultural challenges in Sri Lanka as a cautionary tale for California. The comparison is misleading for a few key reasons.

 Sri Lanka is not…
October 3, 2022 | Article

Operations who export to Canada from the United States or Mexico enroll in CCOF’s GMA Canada program. This program includes verification of several critical variances as well as labeling requirements.

To reflect the additional work to verify critical variances, the fee for the GMA Canada program will increase to $300. The increase is effective October 1, 2022 for all new applicants, and January 1, 2023 for existing clients. There are no…

October 3, 2022 | Blog

 

The CCOF Foundation is teaming up with American Farmland Trust, Cachuma Resource Conservation District (CRCD), and Daily Harvest to present a Spanish-language farm training in Santa Maria, California, on October 12, 2022, from 12–3 p.m. If you are a Spanish-speaking grower…