In December, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law after passage earlier in the month by Congress. The new laws contain many wins for organic, including funding for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI). Additionally, the new farm bill legalized the commercial production of hemp, which will allow hemp grown in the United States to be certified organic.
CCOF has continuously monitored hemp throughout the years in anticipation of this legalization and is prepared to certify hemp production as of December 20, 2018. All hemp-derived products, including hemp CBDs and hemp extracts, are also now considered agricultural and eligible for organic certification.
At CCOF, we provide certification services that are personal and accessible. It's our priority to work closely with you through each stage of the certification process, from putting together your first Organic System Plan to staying compliant and adding products or acreage later.
If you’re ready to certify hemp products, apply online. Need more information? We have highly trained staff in all areas of certification to meet the specialized needs of all types and sizes of operations. Contact us today.