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Public Policy

PCC Joins America is Still in Climate Pledge

PCC joined other businesses, cities, educational institutions, organizations, and faith leaders across the United States in the “America Is Still In” pledge, reaffirming a commitment to global climate action.

PCC joined other businesses, cities, educational institutions, organizations, and faith leaders across the United States in the “America Is Still In” pledge, reaffirming a commitment to global climate action.

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Funding for the Soil Health Initiative

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State legislators to request that the Soil Health Initiative, passed in 2020, receive its full funding allocation during the 2021-2023 biennial operating budget.

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State legislators to request that the Soil Health Initiative, passed in 2020, receive its full funding allocation during the 2021-2023 biennial operating budget.

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PCC Advocates for Stronger Organic Regulations

PCC submitted comments on the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule, aimed at addressing the issue of organic fraud and improving the integrity of the organic [...]

PCC submitted comments on the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule, aimed at addressing the issue of organic fraud and improving the integrity of the organic [...]

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Continued Support for Justice for Black Farmers Act

As members of both National Co+op Grocers and the National Organic Coalition, PCC endorsed the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2021, introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by [...]

As members of both National Co+op Grocers and the National Organic Coalition, PCC endorsed the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2021, introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by [...]

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Support for Justice for Black Farmers Act

As members of both National Co-op Grocers and the National Organic Coalition, PCC endorsed the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020, introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Warren (D-MA), and [...]

As members of both National Co-op Grocers and the National Organic Coalition, PCC endorsed the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020, introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Warren (D-MA), and [...]

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Letter to USDA urging finalization of Origin of Livestock Rule

PCC signed on to a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to swiftly finalize the long-awaited Origin of Livestock rule, which would close regulatory loopholes damaging to [...]

PCC signed on to a letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to swiftly finalize the long-awaited Origin of Livestock rule, which would close regulatory loopholes damaging to [...]

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PCC Advocates for Stronger Organic Regulations

PCC submitted comments on the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule, aimed at addressing the issue of organic fraud and improving the integrity of the organic [...]

PCC submitted comments on the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule, aimed at addressing the issue of organic fraud and improving the integrity of the organic [...]

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Fall 2020 Comments to NOSB

PCC submitted written comments and provided oral testimony for the virtual fall 2020 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advisory committee to [...]

PCC submitted written comments and provided oral testimony for the virtual fall 2020 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advisory committee to [...]

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Support for Washington State Soil Health Initiative

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee in support of the Soil Health Initiative.

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee in support of the Soil Health Initiative.

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No Genetic Engineering in Organics

PCC joined the Organic Farmers Association (OFA) in a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, expressing solidarity against any potential discussion of incorporating genetic engineering into organic production.

PCC joined the Organic Farmers Association (OFA) in a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, expressing solidarity against any potential discussion of incorporating genetic engineering into organic production.

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Opposition to Streamlining WA State Biosolids Permitting

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology opposing a proposal to streamline the permitting process for biosolid applications.

PCC submitted a letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology opposing a proposal to streamline the permitting process for biosolid applications.

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Support for Agricultural Resilience Act

PCC issued a statement of support for the Agricultural Resilience Act (ARA) introduced by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine. The ARA would set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from [...]

PCC issued a statement of support for the Agricultural Resilience Act (ARA) introduced by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine. The ARA would set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from [...]

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Improving Sustainable Farm and Field Act

PCC submitted comments to WA State Representative Sharon Shewmake on the Sustainable Farm and Field Act (SF&F), supporting the legislation but also encouraging additional amendments to strengthen and improve the [...]

PCC submitted comments to WA State Representative Sharon Shewmake on the Sustainable Farm and Field Act (SF&F), supporting the legislation but also encouraging additional amendments to strengthen and improve the [...]