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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

The welfare window has reopened

USDA Announces Farm Payments Scheduled to Resume

MILC, SURE, and NAP will restart on May 8

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume today, May 8. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).

On March 4, 2013, FSA began a temporary suspension of FSA program payments in order to assess the impact of sequestration and determine the least-disruptive process possible for carrying out required cuts. The Department will use the Secretary’s limited authority to transfer funds to avoid reducing these program payments.

Producers should be advised that program sign-up periods currently underway have the following enrollment deadlines: 2013 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program – June 3rd; 2011 SURE – June 7; and the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program – August 2nd. Producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible for appointments to enroll in these programs before the deadlines.

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farm-n-hawk
Veteran Contributor

Re: The welfare window has reopened

Happy Days are here again!!

 

Yeee-Haww!!

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: The welfare window has reopened

Hot Dam Daddy !!!  Now the dogs can quit worring about having to eat Old Roy -- they will be so happy when I tell them Smiley Very Happy

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farm-n-hawk
Veteran Contributor

Re: The welfare window has reopened

Yah.

Cat sakes now I'll be able to afford that beer I'll have to drink

to keep my sanity from not being able to plant my corn. Whew!!!

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