Just a reminder to all those out there, the USDA tweeted a few days ago, reminding that they can “help offset organic cert costs.” They certainly can, through a program called the “*Insert State Here* Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.” For us, that would be the Illinois Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. In order to get the financial aid from the program, producers and handles should apply before the November 1, 2012 deadline. You have time, folks, but not much. Don’t put if off! For more info, check out the Illinois Department of Agriculture page here.