Natural Law – Federal Law
A Closer Look at Organic Practices and Organic StandardsGuest:
Stacy Carlsen, Agricultural Commissioner Marin County, California.
Brian R. Leahy, Assistant Director, Division of Land Resource Protection, CA Department of Conservation.
USDA National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products.
Than National Organic Standards Board's main mission is to assist the Secretary of Agriculture in developing standards for substances to be used in organic production. The NOSB also advises the Secretary on other aspects of implementing the national organic program.
To learn more about the USDA National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board, please visit http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop.
Land Trusts in California
The California Council of Land Trusts acts as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California. The Council works to build a strong, effective land trust community with the financial and policy resources to protect California's landscapes. For a complete list of the land trust in California, please visit http://www.calandtrusts.org/trustregions.cfm.
CCOF Certified - Organic Certification, Trade Association, Education & Outreach, Political Advocacy
CCOF is the only full service organic certification and trade association providing premier organic certification programs and trade association benefits to farms, retailers, restaurants, brokers, and supporting members. Organic food and agriculture is promoted and supported through the certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy.