Ag producers receiving 2015 Farm Bill payments

Agriculture News | 10/19/2016 |

By Russ Pankonin

Grant Tribune-Sentinel

Grain producers in Perkins County, as well as in Nebraska and throughout the nation, would just as soon see better prices for the crops they grow.

But until that happens, they are getting some relief with Farm Bill payments that have been distributed from Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.

Perkins County farmers have received nearly $9 million in farm payments for the 2015 crop year, according to Teri Moss, county executive director in the Perkins County FSA office.

When the last Farm Bill was written in 2014, payments were deferred a year. That was done so the average national market price for the crop year could be used to calculate if payments were to be made, and if so, how much.

As a result, farmers are just getting their payments for the 2015 crop. Payments for the 2016 crop season won’t come until October 2017.

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