Aid Available For Shift To Organic Farming

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, WV (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving farmers more time to apply for grants that can help them shift from traditional to organic production.

Applications to the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation service will be accepted until June 12.

That's about two weeks later than the original deadline of May 29.

Applications received after June 12 will be accepted, but they won't be evaluated until the next review period.

The agency is also accepting applications for grants to develop organic activity plans.

Growers would hire people to write their plans, then have part of their costs reimbursed.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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