Nov 16, 2020
Oregon gets extension to apply for organic certification cost-share

The Oregon Department of Agriculture received an extension to continue reviewing Organic Certification Cost Share Reimbursement applications through Dec. 15, 2020.

Growers interested in the benefit should visit the website to apply.

The USDA is authorized by Congress to provide organic certification cost-share assistance to Oregon producers or handlers who have paid eligible costs during the period of October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020.  Oregon producers or handlers that receive certification or renew their certification from a USDA accredited certifier are eligible to receive reimbursement for 50% of eligible certification fees, up to a maximum of $500 per annual certification scope.

Completed applications and all necessary documents with proof of payment between October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020, must be submitted by December 15, 2020 Reimbursements will be made on a first come first serve basis until all available funds have been disbursed. For completed applications allow three-four weeks to receive reimbursement.

ODA is now accepting OCCSP applications. For more information please visit the ODA webpage or contact the OCCSP at organiccostshare@oda.state.or.us or 503-986-6473.


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