Organic Cost Share Application Open

Organic food producers and processors have until Oct. 31 to apply for reimbursement of costs related to organic certification through the USDA National Organic Program.

In Wisconsin, this federal funding is administered through the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Farms and businesses that produce, process, or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to be reimbursed for 50 percent of certification-related costs (up to $500 per category of certification) for expenses paid from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021. Farms and businesses must be located in Wisconsin and currently certified as organic or actively seeking certification through an accredited organization during that time.