The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funds available for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
To be eligible for reimbursement in the current fiscal year, applicants must have successfully received their organic certification between Oct. 1, 2022 and Sept. 30, 2023.
The program provides cost share assistance to organic producers and handlers receiving certification, or continuation of certification, by a USDA accredited certifying agency. To find a certifying entity, refer to the USDA Directory of Authorized Organic Certifying Agents by State of Operation.
The National Organic Program (NOP) currently recognizes four categories of certification: crops, wild crops, livestock and processing/handling. Cost share assistance payments are limited to 75 percent of an individual’s certification costs, with a maximum of $750 per classification per year. Each certification will be reimbursed separately.
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Deadline for submission has been extended to Dec. 15, 2023.