Money Available To Help Ag Producers Go Organic
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — There’s financial help for Wyoming agriculture producers interested in going organic.
The Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture administer a USDA grant program that helps producers pay for becoming organically certified.
The grant covers 75 percent of organic certification costs up to $750. It reimburses applicants for expenditures, which must be made before receiving an award.
Wyoming farms and ranches are eligible to apply for reimbursement if they are a Wyoming company or a Wyoming-based subsidiary company that is farming or ranching organic products in Wyoming. They must be able to document that they have achieved organic certification with a USDA-accredited agency.
The deadline to submit grant applications is Nov. 1, but applications are being accepted now.