Johanns Offers $1 Million to Defray Costs of Organic Certification for Producers in 15 States

Johanns Offers $1 Million to Defray Costs of Organic Certification for Producers in 15 States

Cattle Today

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2007 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the availability of $1 million to defray annual organic certification costs in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. This funding is particularly important to smaller producers so that they can meet the voluntary uniform standards set forth by the National Organic Program regulations for the production of organic products that are to be labeled as “100 percent organic,” “organic” or “made with organic ingredients.”

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