USDA Announces New Avenue for Funding

USDA Announces New Avenue for Funding

The USDA has invested considerable funds in the organic sector through a variety of programs since 2020.  Much of that has been ancillary to organic growers’ businesses, affording relatively little benefit to the bottom line, but better than nothing. 

Some of the USDA’s efforts are for broader market integrity, like the SOE, which aims to curtail fraud in global organic markets.  Others provide funding for transition to organic, to help ease the cost of this effort that saddles growers with a higher cost of production to market products in conventional markets, where they can compete poorly during grading. 

USDA to Provide $75 million in Competitive Grants 

The USDA announced this week the

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