The Hawaii Organic Marketplace is the only resource that is organized by island. This helps everyone connect with producers of certified organic crops, livestock, and processed products across the Hawaiian Islands.
Organic Certification Cost Share Program NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABILITY
Deadline for getting your completed application for cost-share funding in to your FSA county office is October 31, 2020.
CHANGESfor FY 2020-2023:
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 through 2023, FSA is revising the reimbursement amount to 50 percent of the certified organic operation’s eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $500 per scope. This change is due to the limited amount of funding available and will allow a larger number of certified organic operations to receive assistance. If additional funding is authorized at a later time, FSA may provide additional assistance to certified operations that have applied, not to exceed 75% of eligible costs, up to $750 per scope.
Formerly, eligible certified organic operations could receive reimbursement of 75% of eligible costs, up to a maximum payment of $750 per scope, which is the maximum allowed by law. In FY 2019 and prior years, funds were available to cover all applications; however, the amount of funding available will not cover expected participation levels in FY 2020.
To apply for the Organic Foods Production Tax Credit businesses must complete all parts of the Request for Certification of Organic Foods Production Costs form on company letterhead, and return the form to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 31 OF THE YEAR IN WHICH QUALIFIED EXPENSES WERE INCURRED BY THE TAXPAYER IN THE PREVIOUS TAXABLE YEAR.
If the application is approved, HDOA will send a signed N-354 form to the applicant. This form must be attached to the taxpayer’s tax return when it is filed. Applications will be processed on a first come first served basis and will be time stamped upon receipt until the $2,000,000.00 cap is reached.
The Hawaii Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization that provides education about organic farming and sustainability in Hawaii. Our mission is to further organic and sustainable agriculture, land care, and lifestyles in Hawaii, thus giving meaning and life to our state motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono “The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.”
USDA Extends Deadline for Underserved Producers to Receive Additional Pandemic Assistance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued nearly $290.5 million in top-up payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP) to nearly 172,000 underserved producers. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will continue to issue payments to underserved producers who participated in CFAP 2 and are certified as underserved producers.
Producers without form CCC-860, Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, Beginning and Veteran Farmer or Rancher Certification, on file can submit by March 31, 2023, to receive the top-up payment. This is an extension from the Feb. 10, 2023, deadline. Contact your local USDA Service Center for more information.
The top-up payment is part of a broader effort by the Biden-Harris administration to better reach agricultural producers and industries impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions by providing a holistic, inclusive approach to pandemic assistance.
March 31st Deadline Approaching for Acreage Reporting and Underserved Producer Assistance Farmers.gov sent this bulletin at 03/22/2023 04:20 PM EDT View as a webpage / Share Bulletin - March 2023 In This Issue: USDA Extends Deadline for Underserved Producers to Receive Additional Pandemic Assistance...
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2021 Organic Survey, which show total sales of $11.2 billion in organic products, an increase of $1.28 billion, or 13%, from 2019. There were 17,445 certified organic farms, a 5% increase from 2019.
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Information. NASS publications cover a wide range of subjects, from traditional crops, such as corn and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from calves born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms. The agency has....
This SOE rulemaking amends the USDA NOP organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products. SOE is effective March 20, 2023, with full implementation March 19, 2024.
The .gov means it’s official. Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.
Effective August 1, 2011, HOFA no longer provides organic certification services.