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The deadline for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program has been extended to December 10



Organic farmers have more time to apply for financial assistance. The date to apply for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2020 has been extended until Dec. 10, 2020.
Organic farmers, ranchers, processors and handlers can receive up to $500 of the organic certification costs paid between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2020.
Certification assures consumers that products are produced by recognized organic methods. Certification enables organic producers and processors to label and sell their products with a federal organic seal.
Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 10, 2020, but are reimbursed on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted.
Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring said the program provides North Dakota producers with $70,800 for certification reimbursement for 2020. Applications are available on the NDDA’s website.