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Payment Eligibility and Payment Limitations

Payment Eligibility and Payment Limitations

OverviewCongress and the USDA have established requirementsto ensure that farm program payments only go tofarmers who are “actively engaged in farming.” The2018 Farm Bill extends the payment eligibility andpayment limitation requirements for the 2019 throughthe 2023...

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Updated Conservation Practice Standards

Updated Conservation Practice Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has completed and published updates to its set of National Conservation Practice Standards, which include 58 standards that have been updated or revised since August. The 2018...

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3 BIG THINGS TODAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

3 BIG THINGS TODAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

1. WHEAT FUTURES HIGHER OVERNIGHT ON ADVERSE GLOBAL WEATHER Wheat futures were higher in overnight trading amid dry weather in several global growing areas. Dry weather is expected in much of the U.S. southern Plains for at least the next week or two, according to the...

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USDA Invests $28 Million in New Projects to Help Restore Lost Wetland Functions, Benefits on Agricultural Landscapes

USDA Announces 2021 Priority Watersheds for Water Quality

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has named 379 priority watersheds to help agricultural producers improve water quality across the country. Producers in these targeted watersheds will receive focused financial and technical...

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