Certification Cost Share Funding Available Now

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Certification Cost Share Funding

Available Now

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP).

Deadline for this round of applications: Oct. 31, 2019.

Certified producers and handlers are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 75 percent of certification costs each year, up to a maximum of $750 per certification scope, including crops, livestock, wild crops, handling and state organic program fees.