Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 National Organic Transition EQIP Initiative
About the National Organic Transition EQIP Initiative
Authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, EQIP includes provisions to provide opportunities for organic producers to address natural resource concerns related to organic production as well as requirements related to adherence to the National Organic Program (NOP) requirements.
Some highlights of the organic provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill include:
Financial assistance is limited to $20,000 per year and $80,000 during a six year period.
Assistance for conservation practices and planning related to addressing resource concerns as part of organic production.
Eligible applicants for the National Organic Transition Initiative must meet the criteria below for producers transitioning to organic production.
Transition to Organic Producers: Transitioning to Organic must self-certify that they agree to develop and implement an Organic System Plan (OSP) before an EQIP contract may be approved.