The North Dakota Department of Agriculture administers the USDA Organic Cost Share Reimbursement Program. Organic producers (crops, wild crops, and/or livestock) and/or handlers are eligible for reimbursement of 75 percent of initial or renewal organic certification costs with a maximum of $750.00 per certification scope. Costs paid within the period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 are eligible.
NDDA has entered into an agreement with International Certification Services (ICS) and OCIA Chapter 1 complete the application. Organic operations certified through these two agencies should contact their agency directly to complete the application. All funds are reimbursed on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2017.
Three things are needed to process reimbursement:
- North Dakota Application
- Evidence that the operation holds a valid organic certification to the USDA Organic Regulations issued by a USDA-accredited certifying agent (letter from the agency or certificate)
- An itemized receipt that identifies allowable costs PAID within the qualification period.
- New applicants: completed W-9 form
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For more information on this program, contact the department at 701-328-2231.
Potential applicants that do not wish to apply through NDDA can request assistance from FSA with the information below:
USDA-Farm Service Agency
ND State Office
1025 28th St. S.
Fargo, ND 58103