Organic farmers and processors are eligible for a reimbursement of 75% of their annual certification fee costs not to exceed $750. The certification must be conducted by an organization accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For a list of organizations certifying farms and processors in New York State, see Organizations Providing Organic Certification Services for Producers and Processors in New York State.
At this time, there is no program in place for processor/handlers. When funding becomes available, an application form will be posted on this page.
The reimbursement program is for farmers receiving their initial certification or renewing their certification for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. Applications to participate in the farmer/producer program should be submitted to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2014. Producer Application Form.
For more information on the Organic Certification Reimbursement Program, contact Anne St. Cyr at email@example.com.
New York State Organic Farming Links