Organic Certification Cost Share Program
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.
All funds are reimbursed on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are depleted. We have received additional funding from the USDA to cover those that are eligible for reimbursement (costs paid within the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 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.
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For more information on this program, contact Emily Edlund at 701-328-2191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.