The United States Department of Agriculture released a reminder this week to producers about changes mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The stipulation requires all producers to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification, form AD-1026, on file with their local Farm Service Agency Office.
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Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1st, 2013 deadline.
MILC compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level.
Producers who take advantage of the emergency grazing extension will not incur an additional CRP rental payment reduction.
229 Texas Counties are eligible for Conservation Reserve Program emergency haying and grazing, due to new provisions announced last week.
Continuous CRP is a voluntary program that helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.
This includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, and crops without insurance coverage.
James Douglass, acting state executive director for Texas FSA elaborated, saying “Mother Nature has not been kind to Texas farmers and ranchers in 2011."
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term, and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs.
The producers must have suffered at least a 10 percent loss on a crop of economic significance and purchased crop insurance through the Federal Crop Insurance Act or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.