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Assistance to help cover costs of organic producers available

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BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will cover up to 75% of the costs associated with organic certification, up to $750 per category, through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program, and Montana Farm Service Agency encourages organic agricultural producers and handlers to apply for OCCSP by Oct. 31, 2023, for expenses incurred from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023.

As part of USDA’s broader effort to support organic producers and in response to stakeholder feedback, this year FSA increased the cost share to the maximum amount allowed by statute.

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