The partial government shutdown delayed farm bill implementation, but details are starting to emerge. “We have a date now for ARC-PLC signup and that will be September 1,” explains Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce. Enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage program begins June 17 with payments expected to be made by July 8. Farm income is down and guaranteed and direct loans are available through FSA. “Surprisingly, our delinquency numbers have not gone up from years past. We’re ready to go with our farm loan program, it provides significant credit for farmers across the country.”
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