Tom Perrin, state conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky announces that $775,000 is available in Kentucky for the 2010 National Organic Initiative to encourage more organic agriculture production.
Funding for the initiative is being made available as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications are being accepted now until March 12. These funds can and will serve to assist organic growers and producers in Kentucky.
Nationally, $50 million has been set aside for organic producers and those desiring to transition to organic production. Organic producers may also apply for assistance under general EQIP.