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National Organic Program
Cost Share Annual Reports and Budget  
During Fiscal Year 2012, almost 9,600 certified organic farms and businesses participated in the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs.
These programs reimbursed farmers and businesses over $6.6 million for organic certification expenses, at an average of $688 per operation. All reports are in PDF format.


Annual Report to Congress

The annual reports to Congress provides a state-by-state overview of:

  • Funds used by each state
  • Funds reimbursed to certified organic farms and businesses
  • Number of certified organic farms and businesses served






Participating State agencies also submit annual reports to the USDA to summarize their cost share-related activities. Reports are not yet available for all states in all years.


Financial Data

From fiscal year 2008 to 2012, 49 States participated in the Organic Certification Cost Share Programs. USDA provides cost share funds to each participating State depending on its number of certified operations and previous use of funds.

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  Last Modified Date: 06/20/2013