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New Cost Share Resources

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce the availability of a revised Frequently Asked Questions document and a new fact sheet to support the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs. Additionally, a USDA blog on the programs will post on Monday morning, September 8. Organic cost share programs reimburse individual organic operators up to 75 percent of their certification costs up to a maximum of $750 per category of certification. These materials will help organic producers and handlers learn more about the programs and how to participate.

Organic Cost Share Programs - Frequently Asked Questions

Organic Cost Share Fact Sheet

If you have any questions, contact the USDA Organic Cost Share staff at CostShare@ams.usda.gov.

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