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The state’s Department of Agriculture is once again offering its Organic Transition Cost Share program to farmers.
“Usually, farmers don’t contact a certifying agency until they think they’re finished with the transition,” said Meg Moynihan, the program’s administrator, in a prepared statement.
Farmers can request reimbursement for soil testing costs and registration fees to attend an organic education conference in Minnesota or a neighboring state. Farmers moving toward operating organically can get a 75 percent rebate on eligible costs, with the maximum payment being $750 per year for three years, or until the farmer receives organic certification, whichever comes first.
For more information, or application forms, go to mda.state.mn.us/organic or call (651) 201-6012.