Department of Agriculture & Markets

 Organic Certification Reimbursement
Sarah Johnston, (518) 457-4531

Organic 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.

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At this time, USDA has not announced a cost share program for 2014-15. Should funding become available, application form(s) will be posted here.

For more information on the Organic Certification Reimbursement Program, contact Anne St. Cyr at

New York State Organic Farming Links