Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

No

Financial assistance for organic certification process.

Overview

Description:

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.

Eligibility:

Certified organic producers and handlers who have paid certification fees may apply for reimbursement of the incurred costs.

Financial benefit: 

The maximum per certification scope (crops, livestock, wild crops and handling) is $750. Transition and state certification reimbursements are processed separately.

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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