excerpted from Alexandria Echo Press, 9-26-07
Organic farmers and processors can receive a partial rebate for the cost of organic certification through a Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture (MDA) program.
Organic growers and processors who sell more than $5,000 of organic agricultural products are legally required to annually retain an accredited third-party certifier at their own expense.
Info packets are available by visiting the MDA's Web site, or by calling Meg Moynihan at 651-201-6616.