Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
The USDA-NRCS has a special program within their EQIP program for transitioning to organic production. EQIP Organic Transition Program details may vary between counties. Contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for more information. Center for Rural Affairs has been working with NRCS's - EQIP program and the organic certification process.* Contact Martin Kleinschmit: 402-254-6893
USDA Information for Transitioning to Organic FarmingTransitioning to Organic Farming. This webinar will explore the challenges producers face when transitioning part or all of their operation to organic certification. Case studies will be used to profile and discuss different producer groups that are successful in the transition from conventional production to organic.
USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture. Producers transitioning to certified organic production can now use the Contract Price Addendum to cover their crops at a higher price than traditional crops. The Contract Price Addendum allows farmers transitioning to organic production to insure certain crops at their contract price rather than the published U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) price election.