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Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues

California officials issued guidance regarding retail food, beverage, and other service venues. These venues bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase the transmission of COVID-19.
 
“These are aggressive, but necessary actions to protect our communities,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “We all have a role to play when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. These establishments that are remaining open should think creatively about how they can continue to provide services to the community.

Healthy Soils Program Open to Applications; Contact Your State Legislator to Support an Organic Transition Option

Healthy Soils Program Requests for Applications Released
 
Acknowledging the many benefits of improved soil quality, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) initiated the Healthy Soils Program in 2017, which offers grants to farmers and ranchers to implement new soil-building practices on their land.
 
CDFA recently opened the Healthy Soils Program for 2020 applications.

Help CCOF Create a Policy Roadmap for Organic

Earlier this year, CCOF Foundation launched the Roadmap to an Organic California project to highlight how organic farming addresses many of California’s toughest challenges. From climate change and water degradation to public health threats and struggling local economies, organic agriculture is a proven solution.   
 
The Benefits Report presented over 300 peer-reviewed scientific studies showing how organic agriculture positively impacts the economy, society, and the environment.

Holiday Schedule at CCOF

As you gather close to family this time of year, our staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed for the holidays from December 26th through December 30th.

We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests right away when we return.

Thank you for your support of organic in 2016! Happy holidays!

Holiday Schedule at the CCOF Office

As you gather close to family this time of year, our staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed on the following dates:
  • Monday, December 25 – Monday, December 29
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1
 
We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests right away when we return.
 
Thank you for your support of organic in 2017! Happy holidays!
 

Holiday Schedule at the CCOF Office

Holidays
Thank you for your support of organic in 2019! 
 
As you gather close to family this time of year, CCOF staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
 
We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests right away when we return.
 
Happy holidays.

Holiday Schedule at the CCOF Office

As you gather close to family this time of year, our staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
 
We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests right away when we return.
 
Thank you for your support of organic in 2018! Happy holidays!

Holiday Schedule at the CCOF Office

As you gather close to family this time of year, our staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24
  • Christmas Day: Friday, December 25
  • New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1

We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests right away when we return.

Thank you for your support of organic in 2015! Happy holidays!

How will Organic Maintain a Strong Labor Force? Find out at the 2019 CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

California Harvesters, Inc.
On February 26 and 27, hundreds of CCOF members will meet in Fresno, California for the 2019 CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference. In addition to bidding farewell to retired CEO, Cathy Calfo; welcoming CCOF’s new CEO, Kelly Damewood; and celebrating the work of the CCOF Foundation; participants will come together to discuss the latest opportunities and issues facing organic.

Hydroponic Discussion at CCOF Board Meeting

The CCOF Board of Directors hosted a special discussion about hydroponic and container-based systems at their quarterly board meeting on February 18. 
 
Background
 
Over the last few years, disagreement has percolated throughout the organic community about hydroponic and container-based systems. Many organic producers feel frustrated that the National Organic Program (NOP) allows hydroponic operations to achieve certification because they believe that soil is essential to any organic production.

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