Time to Renew Organic Certification

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will be allocating $17,000 to reimburse producers and handlers of organic agricultural products who either obtain or renew their organic certification in the federal fiscal year that ends September 30, 2014. The reimbursement covers 75% of certification costs, up to a maximum of $750. All farmers, ranchers, and handlers who have received organic certification or a renewal of certification from an accredited certifying agent between October 1st , 2013 and September 30th , 2014 are eligible to participate. Farms transitioning to organic production are not eligible. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2014. Application forms and additional details can be obtained by calling Hassey Brooks with the ADAI at 334-240-3877 .


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