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Producers are eligible to receive 75% of the cost through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program.

June 6, 2019

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COST SHARE: Under the USDA National Organic Program, cost share funds now are available through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program.thamkc/gettyimages

Funds up to 75% (not to exceed $750) of the cost to receive or maintain organic certification under the USDA National Organic Program now are available through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program.

To apply for the cost share program, producers or handlers must be certified at the time of application and have paid fees or had expenses associated with certification or renewal.

Examples of costs that can be counted include application fees, inspection fees — including inspector travel — and more. Please ensure that costs are allowed before applying. Interested growers and handlers can visit their local USDA Farm Service Agency service center to apply.

For information about the USDA organic program, including fact sheets, labeling, economic and market information, production surveys and more, visit usda.gov/topics/organic. Specific information about USDA organic regulations can be found there. 

Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31.

For questions on organic certification, visit canr.msu.edu/outreach/experts, where you can find many resources on organic production.

Source: Michigan State University Extension, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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