2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Shuler
Organic Certification

Item 102 #1h

Item 102 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Commerce And Trade
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2003 $95,500 FY2004 $95,500 GF

Page 69, line 2, strike "$8,453,940" and insert "$8,549,440".
Page 69, line 2, strike "$8,453,940" and insert "$8,549,440".

(This amendment provides general fund support for small farmers to become certified under the National Organic Program which takes effective October 2002. 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.)