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: Elaine Padilla, NMDA, MSC 5600, P.O. Box 30005, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005. 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)