USDA accepting applications for help covering costs of organic, transitioning producers


Last updated 5/18/2022 at 7:57am

From Montana USDA Farm Service Agency

BOZEMAN — Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program — OTECP — and Organic Certification Cost Share Program — OCCSP — which help producers and handlers cover the cost of organic certification, along with other related expenses.

Applications for OTECP and OCCSP are both due Oct. 31, “By helping with organic certification cost...

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