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Nevada Shuts Down Statewide Organic Certification Program

By: Organic Assistant Staff, June 10, 2015
The Nevada Department of Agriculture made the decision to shut down their Organic Certification program due to funding issues. The Nevada Department of Agriculture certifies 45 out of the 78 organic operations in their state. The Nevada Department of Agriculture program is in debt between $65K-70K.… MORE

18% Growth of Organic Textiles Facilities in 2014

By: Organic Assistant Staff, June 9, 2015
The number of certified Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) facilities increase 18 percent in 2014. Last year reported 3663 textile facilities which are an additional 578 facilities over the 3085 in 2013. GOTS is recognized worldwide as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic… MORE

Funding available for New Jersey Certified Organic Farmers

By: Organic Assistant Staff, June 2, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has partnered with the federal government to reduce organic certification costs as part of the Christie Administration ongoing efforts to support and promote the New Jersey-grown and marketed organic food products. Through the USDA NOP Certification Cost Share… MORE

USDA Announces Funding to Assist with Organic Certification Costs

By: Organic Assistant Staff, June 2, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced earlier this month that approximately $11.9 million in organic certification assistance is available through state departments of agriculture to make organic certification more affordable for organic producers… MORE

USDA Cost Share Program

By: Organic Assistant Staff, May 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has around $11.9 million in organic-certification assistance available through state departments of agriculture. These funds are to be used to make organic certification more affordable for organic producers and handlers across… MORE
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