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Fee Adjustment for Farms and Livestock Operations

by Rachel Witte |

CCOF annual certification fees are based on your Organic Production Value (OPV). Feedback from livestock operations, particularly dairies, has indicated that an adjustment to calculating the OPV category for farms and livestock operations is appropriate.

Farms and livestock operations may now deduct the cost of certified organic seed and/or feed purchased from their OPV in order to arrive at their appropriate fee bracket. During 2015, CCOF will be applying this calculation and adjusting fees for the 2016 renewal period and beyond.

The intention is to mirror the deduction of organic ingredients and contract processing that applies to handlers, so that farms are not paying twice on the value of previously certified organic feed and seed inputs. More information about certification fees is available at