North Carolina’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended its sign up for financial or technical assistance related to organic agriculture production.
The deadline is now June 5. â€œWe have received a favorable response to the sign-up thus far, showing an interest in organic farming from around the state,â€ Mary Combs, state conservationist for NRCS told the Statesville.
$1 million is available for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Those who submit applications first will be considered first. Those who apply after June 5 will not be qualified for this season, but will be considered for next year.
The 2009 EQUIP Organic Incentive is to assist producers nationwide with financial and technical assistance to gain organic certification.
Producers who qualify will receive money by August 15. The program is not a grant program but is a cost-share program. Qualified producers must be pursuing organic certification or have an organic system in play.
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