Policies and Government Support for Alternative Systems

2013 EQIP Organic Initiative

NRCS, USDA - This financial assistance helps producers plan and implement conservation practices that enable their organic operations to be environmentally sustainable. Assistance is limited to $20,000 per year.

2. Iowa not included---->Organic Cost Share Program

National Organic Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA - Organic farmers in 16 states are eligible to receive a 2013 organic certification rebate to cover up to $750 of producers’ and handlers’ organic certification costs.

On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn , Paul A. Domoto

On-farm Food Safety: Food Handling Guide

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn , Margaret Smith , Paul A. Domoto , Lester Wilson

The Legal Guide for Direct Farm Marketing

Neil Hamilton , Roger A. McEowen
Available for $17.00

On-farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn , Dan Henroid , Jason Ellis , Lester Wilson