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FOR YOUR FARM AND FOOD BUSINESS
For all new applicants, OTCO offers an option for expedited services. We understand the timing of your organic certification is critical. For example, a recently transitioned-to-organic farm might be up against an early, unexpected harvest due to weather or other reasons.
While expedited service does not guarantee delivery of certification by a specific date, we do provide the following commitments for all farm, livestock, handling and additional expedited service requests:
OTCO reserves the right to refuse service for expedited requests based on administrative capacity. We will provide a timely response regarding our ability to meet your service request.
Request expedited services
The flat fee for expedited services — $1,050 — will be charged in addition to a new applicant fee, inspection fee and certification fee. Payment for expedited services is expected at the time of a new application submission. If applying for certification under multiple scopes of certification — e.g., as a farm and a processor — the flat expedited service fee applies to all scopes of certification that you wish to expedite.
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