Organic certification 75 percent off

August 10, 2004, as reported by just-food.com: The US department of Agriculture has made one million in funding available to farmers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming to offset organic certification costs.

For one year only farmers in fifteen states will be able to defer some of their organic certification costs to the federal government, according to the USDA. Eligible producers will be reimbursed for up to $500 or 75 percent of their certification expenses.

Eligible operations must be located within one of the designated states, meet USDA National Organic Standards, and have received certification or update of certification by a USDA-accredited agent between October 1, 2004, and September 30, 2005.

The money which is being administered through the Federal Crop Insurance Act will be distributed in proportion to the number of organic producers in each state.



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