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Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

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Certified Transitional Initiatives: Unlimited Potential to Change the Organic Food Sector

Hundreds are expected to turn out for a panel session at the upcoming Organic & Non-GMO Forum that will address certified transitional, a new process spearheaded by Kellogg-owned Kashi in which a third party certification company monitors and approves farms that are transitioning from conventional to organic.

The 2nd Annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum 2016, to be held November 14-15, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is the only domestic conference of its kind, bringing together stakeholders across the organic and non-GMO value chain, from production to packaging.

Cooperative Extension Short Course on Organic Soil Fertility for Vegetables and Strawberries

Organic vegetable and strawberry production are vital parts of agricultural on the Central Coast. There have been many changes over the years in the scale of production, but there continue to be challenges in soil fertility. The University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County and the Vegetable Research and Information Center at the University of California, Davis are presenting a short course that pulls together recent research on soil fertility management for organic vegetable and strawberry production.

COPAC and COPAC Processor Subcommittee Meet September 26 in Santa Rosa

The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) advises the California secretary of food and agriculture on education, outreach, and technical assistance for organic producers in the state. 
 
COPAC will convene a meeting on September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau office.

COPAC Considers Cannabis & Announces Survey at First Meeting of the Year

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The California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC) started the year with its traditional meeting at the EcoFarm Conference on January 25, 2018. 
 
COPAC advises the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on organic issues. 
 

Costco Sponsoring "Meet the Farmer" At Organic Grower Summit 2017

Organic Grower Summit

 

Organic Grower Summit 2017

December 13-14
Hyatt Regency Monterey

Country Music Artist, Sophia Scott, to Perform at OGS

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In partnership with the Organic Produce Network, the CCOF Foundation is hosting its annual "We Are Organic” Dinner at the Organic Grower Summit, December 12, 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center. 
 
In addition to comments and speeches from organic industry leaders and

Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers and Ranchers

New U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop insurance programs have expanded risk management options for organic farmers and ranchers. Are you curious to know what programs might be a good fit for your operation? 
 

Curious About Hemp? Learn More at the Organic Grower Summit

Since the 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp legal, there has been a lot of excitement about the growing hemp marketplace. Hemp is an incredibly sustainable crop that builds soil, requires little to no pesticides, and only requires about a third of the water that is used to grow corn. The right varieties of hemp can even offer producers two harvests from one crop—the seed can be processed for oil, and the fiber can be used for textiles and manufacturing.

Dave Runsten of CAFF Recognized with a "Sustie" Award

Judith Redmond introduces Dave Runsten at 38th annual EcoFarm Conference
 

Discounted FSMA Food Safety Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA

Does your farm still need a supervisor to take a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)-approved workshop that meets the FSMA training requirement for produce growers?

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