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Organic Certification Cost Share 2012 Report

During FY 2011, USDA reimbursed certified organic farmers over six million dollars through the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs. This was an increase of over 20 percent from FY 2010. The NOP promoted the program through advertising, direct mail, and other outreach efforts to increase participation.

During FY 2011, USDA reimbursed certified organic farmers over six million dollars through the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs.  

This was an increase of over 20 percent from FY 2010. The NOP promoted the program through advertising, direct mail, and other outreach efforts to increase participation.

The 2012 report to Congress provides a state-by-state overview of: 

  • Funds used by each state
  • Funds reimbursed to certified organic farms and businesses
  • Number of certified organic farms and businesses served

2012 report to Congress 

Overview: FY 2008 - Present 

About Organic Certification Cost Share

Are you a certified organic farm or business? Did you know that you can be reimbursed for up to 75 percent of your certification costs?  

The Organic Certification Cost Share Programs:  

  • Aren't competitive
  • Only require a short application
  • Are managed by your state's Department of Agriculture

Find state contacts and apply 

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