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Notice of Changes to OTCO Fee Schedule

Oregon Tilth is pleased to announce that there are no increases in general certification fees for 2014. We have made adjustments to certain parts of the Fee Schedule in order to solidify some new services we are growing. These changes will be effective January 5th, 2014.

November 4, 2013

Oregon Tilth is pleased to announce that there are no increases in general certification fees for 2014.

We have made adjustments to certain parts of the Fee Schedule in order to solidify some new services we are growing.  These changes will be effective January 5th, 2014.
 
In summary, the changes are: 

  • Expedited Service Fee: This program for operators who voluntarily choose to enroll and expedite their inspection and certification has been adjusted to align both the farm and handler fees and slightly increase to $850. This fee will only apply if the operation voluntarily requests to have something expedited and fills out the Expedited Service form. This service is primarily used by new applicants and/or people adding new facilities or land to their existing certification.
  • Multi-Site Operations: Fees for multi-site operations have been revamped and will be based on sales of the operations vs. number of operations.  The certification fee and group fee will both be based on sales volumes of the group. This applies to both multi-site operations under a production partnership arrangements and stand alone.

Thank you for your attention to these changes in the Fee Schedule and we welcome you to contact us if you have any questions.  Again, there are no additional changes to the OTCO certification fees beyond those described above.

If you would like a full copy of the OTCO fee schedule you may download it or contact our office at 877-378-0690 to have one sent to you by mail.

We wish you all the best in the New Year and are available to answer questions you might have.

Sincerely,

Connie Karr
Certification Director
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic

OTCO Fee Schedule 2014 (pdf)

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