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Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment (RTCP)

The Consolidated Appropriation Act 2023 reauthorized the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) for geographically disadvantaged farmers and live producers to reimburse producers for a portion of the cost to transport agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce an agricultural commodity. 

The deadline to enroll in RTCP is Sept. 29, 2023.

About the Program


RTCP is subject to appropriated funding and rescissions may apply. For 2023, the Consolidated Appropriations Act authorized $4 million for RTCP.

Eligible Producers

Producers eligible for RTCP include geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in Hawaii and Alaska or an insular area. This includes farmers and livestock producers from the following areas:

  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • 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