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Agriculture

Organic Cost Share

"The program helps organic farmers and processors pay for organic certification. Funding comes from the federal government, and the program is administered through DATCP. For Fiscal Years 2020-2023, organic farms and companies that sell, process, or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to receive 50% of certification-related costs incurred, with a maximum of $500 for each category/scope if they meet the following criteria: They received initial or continuation/renewal of certification or are in the process of becoming certified organic to USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards , and The certified operation is located in Wisconsin. Reimbursable certification costs must be receipted by the certifying agency during the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 (2021 federal fiscal year). They can include any certification related expenses paid to the certifying agency including inspection and user fees. Late fees, membership dues, and penalties are not eligible for reimbursement. Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2021 to guarantee reimbursement. To apply, fill out the 2021 Organic Certification Cost Share Program application and return it to DATCP Organic Cost Share Program by mail or email to the contact listed on the application. New applicants must also return a completed W-9 with their application. If you are certified in more than one category, you are eligible for up to $500.00 for each category. The four scopes and categories include: Crop Livestock Wild crop Handler"

Eligibility

Eligible producers or handlers may receive rebates for 50% of their certification costs up to a maximum of $500.00 per certification category. If you are certified in more than one category (e.g. crops, livestock, wild crop, or handler), you are eligible for up to $500.00 for each category. Reimbursable certification costs must be receipted by the certifying agency during the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 (the 2021 federal fiscal year), and can include any certification related expenses paid to the certifying agency, such as inspection fees and user fees. Late fees or other penalties or membership fees are not eligible for reimbursement.

Top Benefits

  • The program helps organic farmers and processors pay for organic certification
  • Funding comes from the federal government and the program is administered through DATCP.

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