Texas Producers Eligible for Funding Through FSA

The Texas Farm Service Agency announced there is $1.6 billion available for producers across the state who need assistance with conservation practices, commodity support and disaster recovery.
Young County alone received a large chunk of this to assist with programs for producers across the country.

$728.1 million was granted to the county for the Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment program. This program provides fixed direct payments for producers with historically-based acreage and yield.
$3.4 million was given to the county to support the annual Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program while $181.1 million is available for all Texas producers through the Supplement Revenue Assistance program for the 2010 fiscal year.
The Conservation Reserve Program was given $136.2 million for those interested in implementing new irrigation systems or other conservative practices on their land.
The new Livestock Indemnity Program was granted $16.4 million to help producers with following regulations to identify livestock animals in an effort to curb food borne illness. The Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment program was also given $7.2 million from the state.
If interested in applying for funding, contact the Young County Farm Service Agency at 940.549.6523.
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Written by: Melissa Warner, Farm Plus Staff Writer