CCOF E-Newsletter Archive 

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CCOF Certification E-Newsletters

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CertNews
  • CCOF Certification E-Newsletters
  • Certification News Spring 2012
  • - Long Live the Materials Evolution
    - IMPORTANT: New Legal Language in Manual One
    - Huge Changes to EU Equivalency and CCOF International Programs
    - Elite Services Update

  • Certification News Winter 2012
  • - More Money Available for Certification Cost Share!
    - Improvements to Canada Program and New COR Labeling Guide
    - Quebec Adopts Canadian Organic Standards
    - NOP Adjusts Policy on Release of Information
    - New Labeling Tool Available

  • Certification News Fall 2011
  • - Renewals Are Coming!
    - Name and Seal Use Agreement Eliminated More Improvements on the Way!
    - Improving Materials Tracking and MyCCOF
    - Certification Fee Schedule Changes

  • Certification News Summer 2011
  • - Canada Organic Standards Border Enforcement Began July 1
    - Rush OSP Update Service
    - The Future of Chlorine

  • Certification News Spring 2011
  • - New RSR for Pacific Southwest and Kern Regions
    - National Organic Program Releases Handbook for 2011
    - Inspection Scheduling Basics
    - CCOF Improves Letters
    - $50 Million Organic Initiative Funding Opportunity Extended
    - Western SARE Announces Call for Proposals

  • Certification News Winter 2011
  • - MyCCOF Revolutionizes Online Services
    - New Canadian Export Requirements
    - Inspection Changes for 2011
    - CCOF Develops Helpful Post-Inspection Tools
    - CCOF Releases Revised Certification Manual
    - Renewals: Still Due
    - Share Your Best Practices for Sustainable Production

  • Certification News Fall 2010
  • - Renewals Are Coming! Critical Deadlines for Maintaining Your Certification
    - NOP Publishes Organic Program Handbook
    - Methionine Use in Poultry Extended to October 1, 2012
    - New CCOF LLC Management Committee Members

  • Certification News Summer 2010
  • - National List Updates Published for Allowed Crop Inputs - Sulfurous Acid and Tetracycline
    - CCOF Implements Fee Changes for Inspections and Additional Acreage
    - Important Update: Certificates Now Sent After Inspection Review
    - CCOF Implements Pesticide Residue Testing Under National Organic Program Mandate
    - NOP Clarifies Green Waste Composts Allowed for Organic Production
    - NOP Policy Reinterpretation of Accessory Nutrients
    - EU Commission Issues CCOF a Control Body ID Number
    - California Organic Registration Requirements Follow Up

  • Certification News Spring 2010
  • - CCOF Improves Wine Certification Process
    - Important New Pasture Standards Update
    - My Inspection is Over: What's Next?

  • Certification News Winter 2010
  • - CCOF Withdraws from IFOAM Accreditation Program
    - Improving Certification: New Natural Resources OSP Section Launched
    - Liquid Fertilizer Approval Update
    - NOP Announces New Age of Enforcement: Areas of Concerns and Priorities Identified

IncENews
  • CCOF Trade Association E-Newsletters
  • April 2012 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - We've Been Hard at Work: New and Exciting Things to Come!
    - NOSB Spring Meeting Details
    - Take Action on Farm Bill
    - Sign Up Now to Use Our New Advocacy Tool
    - CCOF Meets with Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee

  • March 2012 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Offers EU Equivalency Webinar: April 19, 2 p.m.
    - Public Comment Period Open for Guidance on Bulk Organic Products
    - CDFA Clarifies Organic Fertilizer Regulations
    - Funding Available for Conservation
    - Certification Cost Share Funds Available!

  • February 2012 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Organic Labeling Webinar - Register Now
    - Funding Opportunity: USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants
    - UC Davis Presents New Tools for Organic Growers
    - Canada Approves U.S. Organic Livestock Rules
    - Jerry Brown Appoints New Pesticide Regulator
    - Organic Trade Association Offering HACCP Training Program
    - CCOF at EcoFarm - What a Ride!

  • January 2012 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Education Program Rolls into 2012
    - Good Food Awards Winners Include CCOF Members
    - Visit us at EcoFarm
    - CCOF Disaster Relief Assists Farmers Who Suffered Losses in 2011
    - FTSLA Presents "The Natural Step Framework"
    - Raising Organic Family Farms Initiative Announces Recipients
    - Celebrate Artichoke Month!

  • December 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Happy Holidays from CCOF
    - Thankful for Organic
    - CCOF Staff Member Appointed to NOSB
    - The Organic Production Survey Needs You
    - New Research Supports Equal Yields and - Higher Profits from Organic
    - CCOF Members Make Good Food Award Finals
    - Do you know about CCOF Classifieds?
    - NOSB Meeting Webcast Posted

  • November 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Register Now for Our Annual Meeting & Conference!
    - New Staff Join CCOF
    - OSA Seed Survey for CCOF Members
    - Take Action Now! We Need Your Help on the Farm Bill
    - Consumers Losing Faith in Industrial Food
    - Public Outcry and Methyl Iodide
    - OTA Hosting First-time Exhibitor Table Tops at BioFach 2012

  • October 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CDFA Cannella Environmental Advisory Panel - Correction
    - Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know
    - Get Ready for NOSB!
    - Develop Compliant Organic Labels in Seven Simple Steps
    - Registration Now Open for 2011 Pest Management Conference
    - Opportunity to Serve on the California Invasive Species Advisory Council (CISAC)

  • September 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Mourns the Loss of Harlan Lundberg
    - Intern at CCOF
    - CCOF Office Closing Early on September 23
    - We Need Your Help on Farm Bill!
    - CCOF Member on Newly Appointed CDFA Science Panel
    - USDA Public Listening Session - Contribute Now
    - SB 489 Net Metering Bill Heads to Governor for Signature
    - CCOF Offers Organic Wholesale Market Tour
    - New Webinar Focuses on Labeling Your Organic Products

  • August 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - August 29 Deadline for Farm Value-Added Grants
    - Marketing 101 - Back by Popular Demand!
    - CCOF Partners with Grassroots Organizations
    - SARE Learning Center Free Downloads
    - CDFA Launches Blog
    - CCOF is Hiring!
    - NOP Responds to NOSB Recommendations

  • July 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Pesticides Bug Me!
    - European Union and Canada Organic Equivalence Agreement
    - Apply Now! CCOF Recruiting Interns for Fall Semester
    - Member Education Survey Results Are In
    - CCOF Executive Director Speaks Before State Board of Food and Agriculture
    - NOP Draft Guidance Documents Currently Open for Comment
    - Legislative Update
    - Postharvest Field Day
    - Save the Date

  • June 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Marketing 201 Webinar - July 26 and 28
    - Save the Date - 10th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Pest Management Conference
    - Livestock Pasture Rule in Effect June 17
    - Get Connected
    - Urge Appointment of CCOF-supported Candidates to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
    - Comment on the Proposed Voluntary National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement
    - California Organic Dominates US Market
    - Booth Space at West Modesto Farmers Market

  • May 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Your Vote Is Needed! Support CCOF's Vision by Voting Online
    - CCOF Attends OTA's Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days - Follow Up Report
    - Merchandise Sale! Buy One, Get One on Large Signs
    - CCOF Members Lead the State With Food Access Programs
    - National Organic Standards Board Meeting - Follow Up Report
    - USDA Now Offers California E-Newsletter
    - OTA Surveys Members About Farm Bill Priorities

  • April 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Offers Fee Reductions to Farmer Veterans Seeking Organic Certification
    - CCOF Awarded Grant from Organic Valley
    - CCOF Presents "Marketing 101" Webinar on May 18
    - Sustainable Agriculture Can Feed the World
    - CCOF Submits Comments to NOSB
    - "The State of Organic Seed" Report Available
    - UC ANR Publishes Organic Manuals
    - CCOF Participates in OTA Policy Conference/Hill Visit Days

  • March 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - California Ag Day 2011
    - California Climate & Agriculture Summit - March 31, 2011
    - NOSB Meeting Agenda Now Available Online
    - CCOF Comments at AB 856 Public Hearing
    - Asian Citrus Psyllid Rears Its Head
    - National Young Farmers' Coalition Needs Your Help!
    - Santa Cruz County Convention & Visitors Council Releases Organic Wine Trail Website

  • February 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Success At Last - CCOF's Work on SOP Reform Pays Off
    - AB 856 Comments Due March 7, 2011
    - Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expanded
    - CCOF Congratulates Craig McNamara
    - Yolo County Farm Bureau Honors Jim and Deborah Durst
    - Stonyfield Farm Grants Organic Farmers' Wishes
    - Commemoration of Elaine Wolfsen

  • January 2011 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Get Conservation Fit!
    - $50 Million in Financial and Technical Assistance available now through the EQIP Organic Initiative!
    - USDA Requests Proposals for Water and Land Conservation Projects
    - CCOF Annual Convention 2011 - Register Now!
    - Santa Cruz County Farmer Wins in Pesticide Drift Case
    - Increase Your Organic Know-How With the "Keep it Organic Best Practices for Production Personnel" DVD
    - Food Safety Bill Signed by President Obama
    - NOP Publishes Principles to Protect Organic Integrity

  • December 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Federal Conservation Resources for Sustainable Farming and Ranching Now Available
    - Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program - Sign Up Today!
    - Child Nutrition Bill Signed Into Law
    - Pew Charitable Trust Program Garnering Support to Phase Out Antibiotics
    - Mercedes-Benz USA and the Conservation Fund Start Initiative to Support Green Entrepreneurs
    - 2011 Organic Cost Share Funds Now Available
    - Happy Holidays from CCOF!

  • November 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - NOSB Meeting Report
    - Establishment Trade Codes for Select Organic Products
    - CCOF 2011 Annual Convention Registration Now Open!
    - $18 Million in Training Grants Available for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
    - What is Organic Food and Why Should I Care?
    - CCOF 5th Annual Organic Beer & Wine Tasting
    - Gudrun Grell - An Organic Veteran

  • October 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - New Wine Stickers Available!
    - Happy 20th Anniversary, Organic!
    - NOP Strategic Plan Now Published
    - Soil Data in the Field Now Possible Through Smartphone App
    - OFRF Farmer Training - November 15
    - Registration is Now Open for the 9th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Pest Management Conference
    - Save the Date: CCOF Annual Convention: February 18-20, 2011
    - Study Confirms Organic Strawberries Are Healthier
    - Truth, Rumors, and Consumer Opinion on Organics
    - Central Coast Marketing Tool Feature: Green Box Tops

  • August 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Cost Share Program Application Deadline Approaches
    - Study Shows Organic Agriculture Promotes Natural Pest Control
    - Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) Update
    - CCOF Chapter Innovation
    - Status of California's State Organic Program Reform
    - Save the Date: NOSB Meeting
    - Know a California Farmer - Tools to Encourage Consumer Support for Agriculture

  • July 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - CCOF Executive Director, Peggy Miars, Leaves for New Position at OMRI
    - Fruit Removal Recommended for EGVM
    - Organic Commodities Price Data Now Available from Expanded USDA Market News System
    - New OTA Forum for Sourcing Organic Ingredients
    - Upcoming CCOF Events - Save the Dates
    - Fields to Fork Workshop
    - CCOF Participates in Farmer Veteran Coalition Memorial Day Weekend Farm Tour Event
    - Organic Farming and Sustainable Ag Oral History Project Features CCOF

  • June 2010 Trade Association E-Newsletter
  • - Reports Highlight the Benefits of an Organic Diet
    - Win a Culinary Weekend with Whole Foods
    - NOP Requests Input on Information Collection
    - Nominations Sought for the National Organic Standards Board
    - Share Your Farm Story: Free Tools for Farmers to Connect with Media
    - Give Customers More Reason to Trust Your Produce as Organic with CCOF Merchandise


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