Deadline Dec. 1 for organic certification reimbursements from N.C. Dept. of Ag.
Farmers who received organic certification (or recertification) between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014 may be eligible for reimbursement up to $750 from an N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services program that has received 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.