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USDA Opens Enrollment Period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015. Read more...
Complicated Prevented Planting Rules
MANHATTAN, Kansas, June 15, 2015 - Rain and more rain, and as a result farmers have gone from drought-damaged crops to too wet to plant the crop. There are a large number of underwriting rules for prevented planting, so farmers need to call their agent if their soybeans are not planted by the final planting date. To qualify for a prevented planting payment, prevented planting must be common for the “area”. Farmers cannot qualify for prevented planting payments because they did not have sufficient machinery capacity to plant the crop on time. Read more...
30 Years of the Conservation Reserve Program
June 11, 2015 - Dec. 23, 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program. To recognize this milestone, FSA has launched a commemorative website that will highlight the success stories of CRP. Read more...