The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and North Dakota Organic Advisory Board have developed a new program to help producers transition land to organic production. The program will provide grants to cover 75 percent of eligible first-time transition costs up to $750 plus $250 for approved educational expenses. Farms that were certified in the past but have since lost certification are not eligible. To qualify, the land in transition must be in North Dakota, and applicants must be residents of the state and working with a certifying agency. The program runs on the state’s fiscal year of July 1 to June 30, and has limited funds of $5,000. Approval is on a first-come, first-served basis.
North Dakota offers grants for organic transition
January 26, 2016 in Of Note
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