2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hawkins
Organic Farmer Certification Program

Item 97 #2s

Item 97 #2s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Commerce and Trade
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2001 $88,000 FY2002 $0 GF

Page 87, line 33, strike "$8,676,680" and insert "$8,764,680".

(This amendment provides general fund support for small farmers to become certified under the National Organic Program, which takes effect in June, 2001. The federal program applies uniform and consistent national standards for defining the term "organic" by addressing the methods, practices, and substances used in producing and handling organic foods. Farmers who want to market "organic" produce will have to become certified.)