CCOF in the News

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CCOF participates in interviews and research from interested news outlets to promote organic and our members. Take a look at the recent press that has included voices from CCOF’s office or CCOF members.

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February 1, 2023
Organic Certifiers Recognized for Quality Data and Collaboration

July 29, 2022
California announces new Organic Transition Program, following CCOF advocacy efforts
The National Provisoner

February 24, 2022
New Partnership Helps Underserved California Farmers Go Organic

December 7, 2021
Research Foundation Seeks Funding for its 'Urban Food Initiative'
Good Times

June 23, 2021
California Organic’s Kelly Damewood Offers Update On Priorities

December 3, 2020
Climate Change Tops Organic Trade Groups' Post-Election Agendas

October 30, 2020
Congressman Panetta Announces a $318,000 Federal Grant to Support Organic Farming
Congressman Jimmy Panetta Press Release

September 21, 2020
How growers overcome the challenges of transitioning to organic
Fresh Fruit Portal

September 18, 2020
How You Can Help Farmers Suffering From Wildfires Right Now
The Huffington Post

August 12, 2020
California Certified Organic Farmers get highest possible performance rating
Organic Grower

August 12, 2020
Farmers' friend: a Q&A with Kelly Damewood of California Certified Organic Farmers
Organic Grower

July 23, 2020
Build Your Business with Organic
Naylor Network

March 17, 2020
Organic pioneer makes appeal to create an "Organic California"
Sustainable Food News

March 15, 2020
Organic's Future – Rebekah Weber
Farm to Table Talk

February 25, 2020
New 'Roadmap to an Organic California' Report Released
AgNet West

February 20, 2020
CCOF Unveils Roadmap to an Organic California

Febrary 18, 2020
Organic Farmers Set Course to Solve Climate Change
Growing Produce

February 18, 2020
Roadmap to Organic California: Policy Report released
Vegetable Growers News

January 27, 2020
Michelob Ultra Pure Gold uses its Super Bowl ad to plug program for organic farming

January 27, 2020
Five questions with California Organic CEO Kelly Damewood

January 23, 2020
California Has Double The Organic Farms Of Any Other State, But Expansion Is Slowing

September 4, 2019
Organic avocado production is on the increase

August 22, 2019
In Their Words: April Crittenden
Organic Produce Network

July 23, 2019
Organics in the era of FSMA
The Produce News

Summer 2019
Organic Advocate: CCOF’s new next-gen CEO aims to make California more organic
Edible Monterey Bay

May 21, 2019
The Santa Cruz Roots of the Organic Movement
Good Times

May 29, 2019
Organic farmers concerned over rising regulatory costs

May 1, 2019
Farmers see organic vegetables go "more mainstream"

April 23, 2019
Can Hydroponic Farmers Spray Glyphosate Just Before Becoming Organic?
Civl Eats

March 14, 2019
The organic food industry is booming, and that may be bad for consumers
The Washington Post

March 4, 2019
CA Certified Organic Farmers release report
Morning Ag Clips

February 28, 2019
California Certified Organic Farmer's Roadmap to an Organic California
Organic Produce Network

February 28, 2019
Organic food is a rich California bounty. Policymakers can help it grow
Visalia Times Delta

February 27, 2019
A Tribute to CCOF's Cathy Calfo: Her Guiding Light Advances Organic Agriculture
Organic Matters Blog

February 27, 2019
California Certified Organic Farmers report released
The Press

February 27, 2019
Noticias 21 - Roadmap to an Organic CA

February 27, 2019
Noticias 39 - Roadmap to an Organic CA

February 27, 2019
Organic food offers a rich bounty. Policymakers can help it grow
Lake County Record-Bee

February 27, 2019
Ag Report - Organic Farmers Report

February 27, 2019
News Telemundo Fresno - Roadmap to an Organic CA
Telemundo - KNSO

February 26, 2019
Organic food is a rich bounty. Policymakers can help it grow

January 10, 2019
Meet Rhyne Cureton: The Next Generation of Future Organic Leaders
Organic Matters Blog

January 10, 2019
Kelly Damewood New CCOF Leader
Organic Produce Network

January 1, 2019
California Programs Show How Farmers Are Key to Reversing Climate Change
British Columbia Organic Grower

October 18, 2018
HappyBABY Thoughtfully Crafted Organic Nutrition Journey, Unveil the No.1 Organic Baby Food in U.S.
Fox5 - KRBK

August 9, 2018
Dirty Feed, Done Dirt Cheap: Are Consumers Who Shell Out for Organic Meat Eating a Bunch of Bull
Modern Farmer

June 22, 2018
California wine's sustainability dilemma
San Francisco Chronicle

May 12, 2018
From farmer to farmer
The Sentinel

May 9, 2018
Western Growers Named Technology Sponsor For 2018 Organic Grower Summit
Perishable News

May 1, 2018
Farmers Disagree On Whether Soil-Free Growing Can Be Organic
CBS SF Bay Area

April 11, 2018
Organic Vegetable Markets Continue To Expand

March 13, 2018
Most of America's Fruit Is Now Imported. Is that a Bad Thing?
The New York Times

February 15, 2018
Tanimara & Antle's John McKeon Appointed to California Organic Products Advisory Committee

February 15, 2018
New Leaf markets in Felton and Boulder Creek to become Wild Roots
Santa Cruz Sentinel

February 6, 2018
Organic 'hotspots' are focus of ag gathering
Morning Ag Clips

January 31, 2018
Organic hydroponics not yet on solid ground

January 26, 2018
Organic Produce Network Donates $50,000 to CCOF Foundation

December 7, 2017
Karen Ross California's Top Agriculture Official Digs Into Organic Farming at a Conference in Monterey
Monterey County Weekly

November 15, 2017
Organic Farmers Host Calif. Legislative Staff
Morning Ag Clips

August 17, 2017
Western Growers Named Technology Sponsor for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit
Perishable News

June 12, 2017
Organic Industry Forming Anti-fraud Task Force

April 5, 2017
CCOF Offers Organic Grant
The Packer

March 15, 2017
As Demand for Organics Grows, ‘Transitional’ Enters the Market
Civil Eats

March 1, 2017
Organic Grower Summit Coming to Monterey
The Produce News

March 1, 2017
New Organic Summit Set for December
The Packer

January 24, 2017
A New Label Lets Farmers Get Credit for Converting to Organic Before the Process Is Complete
Fast Company

January 23, 2017
USDA Lowers Hurdle for Transtitioning to Organic
Capital Press

January 17, 2017
USDA Releases Final Rule on Animal Welfare on Organic Farms
FERN’s Ag Insider

January 13, 2017
Would You Buy a ‘Transitional,’ Not Yet Organic Product?

January 10, 2017
As California’s Organic Farming Pioneers Age, a Younger Generation Steps In