Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Organic Certification Cost Share Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Financial assistance for organic certification process.
The program reimburses producers and handlers for a portion of their paid certification costs. Once certified, organic 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—crops, livestock, wild crops and handling. Additional scopes include transition certification and state program fees.
Certified organic producers and handlers who have paid certification fees may apply for reimbursement of the incurred costs.
The maximum per certification scope (crops, livestock, wild crops and handling) is $750. Transition and state certification reimbursements are processed separately.
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
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