September 7th is the deadline to submit an application for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program. Producers who are located in Alaska are eligible.
Applicants must file an application for benefits at the FSA service center that maintains the farm records for
their business. Click here to locate your local FSA Service Center.
Applications and other documents required for RTCP participation may be obtained by calling toll-free
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), re-authorized the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (RTCP) to reimburse geographically disadvantaged producers with a portion of the cost to transport agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce an agricultural commodity.
RTCP is subject to appropriated funding and rescissions may apply. The 2014 Farm Bill authorized $1.996 million for fiscal year 2014.
Producers eligible for RTCP include geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in Hawaii and Alaska or an insular area. This includes farmers and ranchers from the following areas:
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Republic of the Marshall Islands
- Republic of Palau
- Virgin Island of the United States.
- Eligible Commodities
- Eligibility Requirements
- Payment Calculation
- Transportation Rates
- Sign-up Period
- Where to File the Application