NCDA&CS now accepting applications for organic certification reimbursements
Farmers who received organic certification (or recertification) between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015 can now apply for reimbursements up to $750 from an N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) program that receives funding from USDA. The program provides 75 percent of certification costs (up to $750) for farmers with livestock, crops or processing enterprises that were contingent on organic certification in the 2013-2014 growing seasons. The application deadline is Dec. 1.