CCOF Comments on Organic Standards

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky to review organic standards and to determine what recommendations it will make to the National Organic Program (NOP) for future rulemaking.

In preparation for the meeting, CCOF submitted nine public comments that address a range of topics such as soil conservation, GMO priorities, and crop and handling materials. CCOF’s comments are below – read more to learn more about CCOF’s recommendations to the NOSB and the value of certain topics and materials to organic production.

CCOF representatives will also attend the meeting on behalf of CCOF members to share our expertise on organic standards and processes. All members of the public are encouraged to attend to the meeting, and may contact CCOF Senior Policy Specialist, Jane Sooby, at (831) 423-2263 or at for more information on opportunities to help shape organic standards.