USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that funds will be available for their organic certification cost-share assistance program. The funds are available to certify organic producers and processors in Alaska for certification-related expenses that were incurred from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. Payments will be up to 75% of an individual producer’s certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per certification.
If you have incurred organic certification costs during this time period, contact Barbara Hanson at the Division of Agriculture so that you may receive a cost-share reimbursement application. Contact Barbara at [email protected] or at 907-761-3854.