Have you purchased any equipment, supplies or feed for your Alaskan farm, ranch, flower, honey or aquaculture enterprise since last fall? Bought it at a local store or had it shipped in?
If you answered yes, then you are likely eligible for reimbursement on up to 25% of shipping costs associated with those purchases (even those included in prices at local stores).
The Reimbursement Transportation Cost Program (RTCP) was created for farmers in Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. territories outside of the contiguous 48 states to help with the higher shipping costs we pay. This program is open to any operation large or small and there is $1M more dollars in the program for this year, allowing for even more people to partake in reimbursements.
It’s pretty easy to sign up for RTCP, but we’re bringing in the expert to make it crystal clear for Alaskan producers. Chris Dickinson is the lead technician in the USDA-FSA Palmer office and knows the program like the back of his hand. Chris will walk us through how to sign up and then turn in receipts from purchases of equipment, supplies or feed for your farm (even those bought at local stores).
There will be plenty of time for Q&A so that he can answer any questions you have. The deadline to apply for RTCP for FY 2023 is September 8. Receipts do not need to be turned in until November 3.
All are welcome to attend this webinar. No pre-registration is necessary.