Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets If you paid fees to receive USDA organic certification between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has funding available to reimburse you.
With funding assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certified organic producers and handlers who are newly certified or re-certified are eligible for reimbursement.
The reimbursement can be up to 50% of the direct certification costs. The maximum reimbursement is $500 per certification scope. The four scopes are crops, livestock, wild crops, and handling.
Allowable costs include application and inspection fees, organic certification costs, user fees/sale assessments, and postage.
The deadline to apply for reimbursement is November 1st. Reimbursement is first come, first served.
Questions? Please contact Terry Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-828-5667.