The AMS National Organic Program (NOP) has allocated approximately $11.9 million to participating state departments of agriculture to help defray the costs of organic certification incurred by organic producers and processors. Reimbursements to organic operations will be made under the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Certification Cost Share Program or the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP).
AMA has $900,000 for producers in 16 participating states. NOCCSP has approximately $11 million available for producers and processors in participating states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Learn more by contacting your organic certifier and/or your state department of agriculture.
New Organic Certification Cost Share Program Outreach Materials
With the goal of increasing program participation rates, the AMS NOP is releasing the following new or updated outreach materials to promote the organic certification cost share programs
USDA Organic Blog
New Fact Sheet
Post Card and Mailer for Certified Operations
Post Card and Mailer for Operations Transitioning to Organic Practices