JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri farmers could get money back for certifying their products as organic.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture this week announced farmers could get as much as $750 back for certification costs.

The department says the state received $127,800 in federal funds, which will pay producers and handlers 75 percent of expenses to certify their products as organic.

Businesses must renew or obtain certification and document costs to participate. Those who certify between October 2014 and Sept. 30 are eligible.

Money is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recommended for you