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Serve the Organic Community on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) is a 15-member committee that advises the California Secretary of Agriculture on California’s State Organic Program’s enforcement activities. The members are made up of six producers (at least one producer of meat, fowl, fish, dairy products, or eggs); two processors; one wholesale distributor; two consumer representatives; one environmental representative; two technical representatives with scientific credentials related to agricultural chemicals, toxicology, or food science; and one retail representative.

Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

The deadline for nominations for individuals with environmental protection and resource conservation backgrounds to fill an upcoming vacancy on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!

Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

The deadline for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!
 
USDA is seeking:
Two individuals who own or operate an organic farming operation, or employees of such individuals

Serve the Organic Community on the National Organic Standards Board!

The deadline for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is quickly approaching!
 
USDA is seeking:
An environmental protection and resource conservation expert
An organic farmer representati

Serve the Organic Community through CCOF’s Certification Management Committee

The deadline is coming up to apply for a seat on CCOF’s Certification Services, LLC Committee. This is your chance to contribute to the organic community. CCOF members, this is your opportunity to help us recruit someone you trust to oversee your certification business! Applications are due October 11.
 
The CCOF Board of Directors is seeking applications from individuals for appointment to the LLC Management Committee, which they will review at their November meeting.

Share Your Comments with the National Organic Standards Board

Spring has arrived and the next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting is just around the corner! It’s time to submit comments on materials and weigh in on NOSB recommendations to the National Organic Program (NOP).

Share Your Comments With the National Organic Standards Board!

It’s that time of year again! Share your story and help shape the future of organic.

NOSB Tentative Meeting Agenda Announced

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced the tentative agenda for the fall 2015 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting to be held in Stowe, Vermont from October 26-29, 2015.

Sonny Perdue Sworn in as Secretary of Agriculture

President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Agriculture, George Erwin “Sonny” Perdue III has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn into office. As head of USDA, Secretary Perdue oversees the National Organic Program.

Spotlight on Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Bonterra Barn_Photo Credit Sara Matthews Photography
Photo courtesy Sara Matthews

Spotlight on Earl’s Organic Produce

Earl Herrick, Robert Lichtenberg, Sovita Sau and Jeff Flowers Tomatero Farm Tour
If you take a glance at the “Who We Are” page of the Earl’s Organic Produce website, you’ll see countless references to Earl’s commitment to maintaining partnerships in organic.

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