November 4, 2019
To meet service needs and keep up with the cost of doing business, we are making modest adjustments to annual certification fees. The Crop/Livestock Fee Category 5 (organic production value between $100,001 and $200,000 annually) is increasing from $740 to $750. The Handler/Processor minimum fee will increase from $740 to $750. These increases are effective November 1, 2019 for all new applicants, and January 1, 2020 for existing clients.
Also effective on January 1, 2020 for all clients are the following fee increases:
- Inspection fees for onsite time are increasing from $72.50 to $80 per hour. This fee has not been raised since 2015. This increase covers the cost of inflation and adjustments for compliance with new labor requirements. The inspection fees for travel time are not changing at this time.
- The expedited fee is increasing from $2,250 to $2,300.
- Rush fees are increasing by $25 each; a five-business-day rush will be $200 per item, and a two-business-day rush will be $400 per item.
A full fee schedule can be found in the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual, on the back of annual invoices, and online at www.ccof.org/fees.