USDA Funding Available for Organic Farmers

Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director, announced that Nebraska will receive funding from the USDA to aid organic producers and processor with certification costs.
Ibach told reporters, “Nebraska’s organic industry continues to grow. This cost-share program will provide our producers with an incentive to continue its growth.” He added that Nebraska producers were able to use $35,000 in funds from the same program in 2005 and 2006.
The National Organic Program’s (NOP) Cosy-Share Program is part of the 2008 Farm Bill to help producers and handlers of agriculture products to obtain organic certification under the NOP guidelines.
For more information on the program call (402) 471.4876.
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