2018 Cost Share Program
The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now accepting farmer and processor applications – crops, wild crops, livestock and processing/handling – for reimbursement of 75 percent of your organic certification costs (up to $750 per scope of certification).
Reimbursements are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are dispersed.
Contact your local FSA office
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides organic certification financial assistance for organic producers and handlers through state departments of agriculture.
You’ll need to complete the cost share application and have the right documentation (W-9, proof of certification, and an itemized invoice of certification expenses).
The maximum reimbursement is 75 percent (or up to $750) of certification costs per certification scope, including application fees, certification fees and inspection costs.