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Deadline Extended to Submit Proposals on a New Organic Promotion Order

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline for the public to submit alternative or partial proposals on a new industry-funded organic promotion order until July 20, 2015.

The USDA will consider the submitted proposals prior to publishing a proposed Organic, Promotion, Research, and Information Order that would create an industry-funded promotion and research program for organic products under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996.

Get Recognized with an Enhanced CCOF Directory Listing

The CCOF Organic Directory is the largest publication of its kind in the organic industry, listing over 1,500 products and services from more than 2,700 certified members.

Have You Updated Your Directory Profile?

CCOF is the only full-service organic certification agency and trade association. Our certified members receive full trade association benefits, including advocacy, education, networking opportunities, and marketing support. We want to help our certified members grow their businesses, and in doing so the organic marketplace.

Last Chance to Advertise in the CCOF Directory

Don’t miss the opportunity to get your information in the 2015 edition of our most popular publication, the Organic Directory & Resource Guide!

Last Chance to Get Your "Why Buy Certified Organic?" Postcards


Our popular "Why Buy Certified Organic?" postcards are back! This informational postcard will help you educate shoppers about certified organic. These cards promote buying certified organic, explain what "certified organic" means, and name the top reasons to buy certified organic foods.

NYFC Publishes a New Guide on Organic Certification for Vegetable Growers

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) recently published the Vegetable Grower’s Guide to Organic Certification. The guide, written by certified organic farmer Emily Oakley at the request of NYFC, explains the value of organic certification and breaks down the application process for vegetable growers interested in taking the next steps.

Reserve Your Ad in the CCOF Directory

Tuesday, November 4 is the deadline for your ad space reservation in the 2016 Organic Directory & Resource Guide!

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Send Us Your Ideas! New Topics for Quarterly Magazine

As 2014 is quickly passing, our magazine team is busy planning the 2015 Editorial Calendar for Certified Organic magazine. We diligently fashion our magazine topics to best suit organic farmers, processors, and consumers.

The Organic Check-Off Program: Providing Research and Promotion for Organic

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is currently in the process of evaluating the Organic Check-off program, which would fund research and aid in promotion of organic agriculture. Other “check-off programs” include the “Got Milk?” campaign and The Wool Trust, which provides grant opportunities to assist the expansion of wool development in the United States. These existing programs are wonderful agricultural opportunities, but they don’t necessarily fulfill the needs of organic farmers and producers.

USDA to Expand Organic Exemption to Federal Check-Off Programs

Comment period extended to February 17, 2015. Comment now.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently proposed a rule that exempts more organic producers, handlers, and importers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs. The rule is open for comment through January 15, 2015, and is expected to become law next year.

The Proposed Exemption


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