Organic Certification + Short Application = Certification Cost Reimbursements
Posted: September 13, 2012
Organic certification is more affordable when USDA pays up to 75 percent of the costs. Funds are still available—as much as $750 per certified operation—to certified organic farmers and businesses.
Newly certified applicants must have an organic certificate dated between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 to apply during the 2012 funding cycle. If you are renewing your certification, you can submit your application as soon as you pay your certification fees. Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at http://goo.gl/JkT9Q or your certifying agency for an application and more information.