USDA Issues $4.8 Billion In Safety Net Payments

October 19, 2018 01:23 PM

Last week, USDA announced farmers would receive $4.8 billion in safety net payments under the farm bill, even though the legislation is expired.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said producers should start seeing payments this month for the USDA’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs

“Despite a temporary lapse of farm bill authorities, farmers and ranchers can rest assured that USDA continues to work within the letter of the law to deliver much needed farm safety net, conservation, disaster recovery, and trade assistance program payments,” Perdue said. 

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Spell Check

Western, NE
10/22/2018 07:07 AM

  Even if no farm bill is passed, there is still the possibility of ARC and PLC payments due from the 2018 crop year. Those payments are due in October 2019. The way current prices are in the tank, there will be a PLC payment.

flying farmer
Nebraska City, NE
10/22/2018 09:28 PM

  ooooh, got my check, all $73 of it. Not sure how to spend all that.

Douglas Melcher
Holly,, CO
10/22/2018 06:45 AM

  3.8 billion in arc and pic payments but 42 producers in Prowers city aren’t are still waiting for their 2014 ARC payment two winning decision from NAD . FSA still ignores these decision and will not make these payments


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