A Tour of Organic Farms: The Climate Benefits of Organic Agriculture

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Three members of the California State Legislature recently joined CCOF on a tour of three CCOF-certified farms. The tour, hosted in partnership with California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN), focused on the climate benefits of organic agriculture.

The tour participants—including Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Susan Talamantes Eggman and Central Coast state representatives Senator Bill Monning (D-Monterey) and Assembly Member Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz)—visited Pinnacle in San Juan Bautista, High Ground Organics in Watsonville, and Pie Ranch in Pescadero.

Certified organic growers are on the forefront of innovative, on-farm practices that contribute to overall environmental quality and mitigate climate change. By visiting farms and speaking directly with growers, our elected representatives have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the successes, challenges, and opportunities of organic agriculture and climate change mitigation in the state of California.