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USDA accepting applications for assistance with organic costs

Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), which … Continue reading

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Vacancies announced on California Organic Products Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC). COPAC advises the CDFA secretary on matters pertaining to the California State Organic Program (SOP). The SOP is responsible for enforcement of federal and … Continue reading

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Showcasing the work of CDFA’s Inspection Services Division

CDFA’s Inspection Services Division has released its Annual Report for 2021 (Fiscal year ’20-’21). The report gives an overview of programs within the Inspection Services Division (ISD), as well as information about boards and committees; a fiscal year summary; and … Continue reading

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California continues to lead in organic agriculture production

California accounts for 36 percent of all organic production in the United States, leading the nation, and organic production and organic sales are expected to continue to grow. According to the must recent figures, organic sales in 2020 totaled $11.99 … Continue reading

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State warns organic farmers to stop using W.O.W. What Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro pesticides

Joint release by California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Pesticide Regulation The state is warning organic farmers against the use of pesticides labeled as W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro distributed by EcoMIGHT, as lab tests … Continue reading

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Report — California organic commodities continue expansion

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released the California Agricultural Organic Report 2019-2020. Publication highlights: California accounts for 40% of all organic production in the U.S. Between 2014 and 2019, organic production increased 44% In 2019, sales … Continue reading

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CDFA’s State Organic Program inspects organic products coming into California at border

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) collaborates with CDFA’s Border Protection Stations to inspect organic products coming into California? SOP and border station staff recently inspected organic blueberries and organic seeds … Continue reading

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Did you know California State Organic Program data debuted in the 2018-2019 California Agricultural Statistics Review?

Did you know an Organic section debuted in the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) “2018-2019 California Agricultural Statistics Review,” which was released in June 2020? CDFA’s California State Organic Program (SOP) provided information for the new section, which … Continue reading

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