USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019. OCCSP received continued support through the 2018 Farm Bill. It provides cost-share … Read more

USDA Secretary Says CBD Oil And Marijuana Are Driving Interest In Industrial Hemp

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The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that there’s significant interest in the federal government’s regulatory plans for industrial hemp, and he attributed some of that enthusiasm to CBD oil and hemp’s relationship to marijuana. “You’re correct in there’s a lot of excitement and interest,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Rep. … Read more

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