ND organic farmers eligible for certification aidBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Producers and processors of organic food in North Dakota are eligible to apply for help paying their certification costs.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Producers and processors of organic food in North Dakota are eligible to apply for help paying their certification costs.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says organic farmers, ranchers, handlers and processors can receive up to $750 for certification costs for fiscal 2012 — the period between last October and the end of this month.
Certification enables organic producers and processors to label and sell their products with a federal seal that assures consumers the products were produced using recognized organic methods.
The aid is provided through the National Organic Cost Share Program. North Dakota farmers and processors received about $110,000 through the program last year.
This year's applications are due by Oct. 31. More information can be found on the Agriculture Department's website, at http://www.nd.gov/ndda.