USDA Announces Cost-Share Program with Organic Certification


WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced today that approximately $11.6 million is available through state departments of agriculture to make organic certification more affordable for organic producers and handlers across the country.

“The organic market is booming, with more and more producers taking advantage of the economic opportunities it presents,” said AMS Administrator Elanor Starmer.  “The cost-share program makes it easier for organic businesses throughout the supply chain to get certified, helping them meet growing consumer demand.” read more –