USDA announces $75 million for organic producers
There is more money on the way to help out organic farmers.
USDA is putting $75 million toward adopting a new management standard and for partnerships with technical experts to increase staff capacity and expertise.
This is an effort to support producers through the challenges of transitioning to organic growing including providing the education they need in the form of education and workshops, as well as support for conservation practices required for organic certification and income reimbursement for dips in production during the transition period.
The money comes from the CARES Act.