The Consolidated Appropriation Act 2021 reauthorized the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to reimburse producers for a portion of the cost to transport agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce an agricultural commodity.
- Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
- U.S. Virgin Islands
To be eligible for RTCP benefits, producers must:
Be a geographically disadvantaged farmer or rancher producing, marketing and transporting an agricultural commodity in an approved area;
Submit an application during the specified period applicable for each fiscal year;
Provide proof of the amount of costs incurred for the transportation of the agricultural commodity or input;
Comply with conservation and wetland protection requirements on all their land;
Be a person or legal entity with an average adjusted gross income that does not exceed $900,000; and
Be a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States in accordance with 7 CFR Part 1400 for foreign persons.
RTCP payments will be:
- Calculated based on the amount of costs incurred by the producer for transportation of the agricultural commodity or inputs during a fiscal year and multiplied by the applicable percentage of allowance (cost-of-living allowance or COLA) for the applicable fiscal year in the applicable area;
Example: A producer incurred transportation costs in Hawaii for fiscal year 2020 totaling $15,000. The fiscal year 2020 percentage of allowance in Maui County, Hawaii, is 25 percent. $15,000 x 25 percent = $3,750.
Subject to an $8,000 per producer cap per fiscal year; and
Subject to a payment factor if the funding availability is exceeded in a fiscal year.
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