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Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Grants are also available for drought-related expenses. Apply by September 30 »

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Cost Share – A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 50% of your certification costs (up to $500 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Producers transitioning to organic can also receive additional reimbursements. Claim your refund »

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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 »

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.

Noviembre 15, 2022

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

Noviembre 2, 2022

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

Octubre 8, 2022

Tour 15 local organic farms and meet your farming community the weekend of Oct. 8 & 9 from 10am - 4pm at Open Farm Tours. All proceeds from the...

Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on...
Join the California FarmLink team to support the prosperity of California farmers and ranchers,...
Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

Septiembre 21, 2022 | Blog

As regenerative agriculture is reshaping how food is grown, a panel of organic industry leaders will address the trends and standards of regenerative organic marketing and certification at the Organic Grower Summit 2022, presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), slated for November 30–December 1 in Monterey, California.

“Regenerative Organic Marketing and Certification—What Lies Ahead?” will feature panelists representing an organic grower, a regenerative organic certifier, and one of the nation’s largest marketers of organic food offering their insights...

Septiembre 21, 2022 | Blog

Adapted from Organic Trade Association (OTA) https://ota.com/advocacy/critical-issues/organic-animal-welfare-standards 

The USDA released the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS) Proposed Rule and is currently seeking public comments through October 11, 2022. The long-awaited rule has strong support from the organic...

Septiembre 21, 2022 | Blog

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a federal advisory board that reviews and makes recommendations on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products. The NOSB meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. 

This fall, NOSB plans to meet in Sacramento, California, on October 25 through 27, 2022. CCOF encourages certified organic farmers, ranchers, and business owners to attend the meeting and to consider...

Septiembre 6, 2022 | Blog

Dr. Brian Hogg at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service based in Albany, California, is seeking sites for research on a parasitic wasp that his team recently discovered attacking bagrada bug eggs in California. 

The wasp can attack eggs in soil, where the bagrada bug lays most of its eggs, and is almost certainly helping to control bagrada bug. The wasp develops within bagrada bug eggs and is quite tiny. 

Dr. Hogg’s research team has found the wasp at several sites in California, but they do not know how widespread it is. They are monitoring the...