Funding Available for Organic and Transitioning
Organic Producers Application Deadline - June 1, 2012
April 3, 2012
– Certified organic producers and those
transitioning to organic production are encouraged to apply for conservation
funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Applications
must be submitted by
to be considered for 2012 funding through the NRCS organic initiative.
Through the EQIP Organic Initiative signup, farmers, ranchers and dairy
operators may apply for financial assistance and technical expertise to plan and
install conservation measures, such as:
Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) are being offered this year through the
organic program to producers who want technical assistance on a specific
resource concern. Through a CAP, NRCS funds are used to pay a portion of the
cost for a private technical service provider to develop plans outlining
conservation treatment alternatives.
NRCS provides assistance through this and other Farm Bill conservation programs.
is the deadline for current funding, those interested are encouraged to apply at
NRCS has 24 field offices in Arizona. Find the one nearest you at
www.az.nrcs.usda.gov/ contact or call
620-280-8800 for more information.