The Food, Conservation & Energy Act of 2008 authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide $22 million in cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products in obtaining certification under the USDA National Organic Program. The Iowa Organic Program of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will administer the dissemination of these funds to eligible Iowa organic producers and processors.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Iowa Organic Certification Program at 515-281-7656.
Forms You Will Need:
For certifications issued during the period of October 1, 2011 through September 29, 2012