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Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

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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New Date – Innovative Direct Marketing Webinar for Farmers in Light of COVID-19

We changed the date of our Innovative Direct Marketing Webinar for farmers. The new date for the webinar broadcast is May 26, 2020.
 
Innovative direct marketing can keep your farm business viable in fast changing times.

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.

One Focus: Organic — CCOF's 2017 Annual Report

Dear CCOF members and supporters,
 
In 2017, we helped 5,227 students and teachers get funding for organic education, helped 71 members engage with influencing policies for organic, and provided organic certification for 3,537 organic farmers and businesses—all with one focus: advancing organic agriculture for a healthy world. 
 
CCOF’s fully organic focus is powered by the certified organic farmers, ranchers, processors, and handlers who govern our organization.

Online Sales Opportunities for Farmers Using Sustainable Growing Practices

Farmers are currently facing unprecedented challenges as supply chains quickly and radically change. Our local food systems can be strengthened by building consumer awareness of local farms using sustainable growing practices.
 
Healthy PlanEat is a new online platform for farmers using sustainable growing practices to sell directly to local customers so people can have a healthy and sustainable diet.

Only a Few “Why Buy Certified Organic?” Postcards Still Available

Consumers are more food-conscious than ever before and want to make smart choices by buying healthy food for their families. However, food labels and seals can be confusing, misleading, and sometimes even false. As competing eco-labels continue to saturate the marketplace – from “Non-GMO” to “All Natural” – shoppers are becoming more confused about what is the best choice. Learn about why organic is non-GMO and more.

Organic Check-off Program Still Open for Comment

The deadline to comment on two proposed rules for the Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order (also known as the Organic check-off program) has been extended through April 19, 2017.

The proposed check-off program is projected to raise at least $30 million per year to fund organic research, technical assistance, and promotion of the organic brand.

Organic Check-off Proposal Open for Comment

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comments on the proposed Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order, also known as a proposed organic check-off program. USDA will accept comments now through March 20, 2017. You may submit comments to www.regulations.gov, under docket number AMS-SC-16-0112.

Reach Organic Businesses through CCOF’s Organic Directory and Resource Guide

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your information in our most popular publication, the 2017 Organic Directory and Resource Guide! Pricing is increasing on October 1, 2016, so place your order now!

Recent Publication Documents California Organic Producers’ Perspectives on Ag Marketing Orders

The newly published research titled, “Organic Producer Perspectives on California State Mandated Marketing Programs and Implications for a Federal Organic Promotion Order”, examines the role of government mandated marketing programs in promoting certified organic produce in California.

The two researchers, Tina Cosentino and Gregory Baker, set out to document organic growers’ perspectives on agricultural marketing programs in California and to evaluate the benefit of those programs.

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!

Directory prices at a glance:

  • Business card - $450*
  • Quarter page - $795*
  • Half page - $1,295*
  • Full page - $1,875*

*Business Partner pricing

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