USDA Rolling Out Revenue Based Disaster and Pandemic Assistance ProgramsMarch 20, 2023
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2023.
(August 23, 2023) JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Agriculture has announced that funding is available to assist Missouri farmers and food processors in obtaining organic certification for their businesses. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Certification Cost Share Program, producers may be reimbursed for up to $750 of their certification costs during the program year.
This year, Missouri received $49,425 in program funds to be used for the reimbursement of up to 75% of producers’ and handlers’ certification costs, with a maximum of $750 per certification scope.
To participate in the program, businesses must obtain or renew their organic certification, complete an application and document their certification costs incurred Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023. Applications for cost share funds will be reimbursed in the order they are received until funds are exhausted or the eligibility period ends, whichever comes first. Each certification will be reimbursed separately and one application must be submitted per scope.
The Department is accepting applications through Nov. 1, 2023. For an application or to learn more, visit the Organic Cost Share Program webpage.
To find other financial assistance opportunities available through the Missouri Department of Agriculture, visit the Department online at Agriculture.Mo.Gov.
The United States Department of Agriculture is the federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food. The USDA is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad.
Missouri Organic Association (MOA) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1993 by the organic farming community of Missouri. From its beginning, MOA has dedicated itself to holding an annual organic conference for its members and the farmers/producers of all organic agriculture-related production. Throughout the year we work to support and empower farmers, business owners, and consumers with an interest in organic and sustainable agriculture. We do this through promotions on social media, holding educational workshops, quarterly newsletters, monthly email updates, and our annual conference.
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