The 2014 Farm Bill funded Cost-Share Reimbursement for organic certification costs for five years beginning in 2014. The cost-share program reimburses 75% of annual certification expenses (application fees, assessments) for each organic certificate, to a maximum of $750/certificate/year. Depending on the funding received from the USDA, there may not be sufficient funds to reimburse every organic operation; reimbursements will be issued in the order applications are received until the funds are exhausted. You must have a current organic certificate to be eligible. You must apply to be reimbursed.
Apply for 2016 Cost-Share Reimbursement:
You must download the two forms below, complete them and mail them to: Joanie Quinn, NMDA, 2604 Aztec NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. DO NOT send either form to NMSU. Please follow the instructions on page two of the application. If you have questions about organic certification cost share please call: 505-841-9427.
Part One: Download the Cost-Share Application
Part Two: Download the Vendor Questionnaire (needed so we can write you a check)