[Market-farming] FSA and Farm Bill Survey

SaladG at aol.com SaladG at aol.com
Thu Oct 2 20:10:28 EDT 2003


In a message dated 10/2/03 6:18:24 PM Central Daylight Time, 
eastexfarms at direcway.com writes:


> cover all crops that are not insurance coverable

The only thing that really bothers me about this program is proven yields.  
They state: NAP payments may be issued to eligible producers when crop losses 
exceed 50% of the individual's approved yield.  If producers have not 
established an individual yield by providing FSA with the past years' production, the 
approved yield will be 65% of the average historic yield for the crop.  The 
payment rate is 55% of the historic average market price.  If you or anyone else 
is interested in this program you should be getting some type off yield 
records to the FSA office.  Even with accurate yield records this gets real sticky 
when you have a claim.  This office does very little for anyone without proven 
yield's.

Phil
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