October Brings New Fiscal Year, Annual Program Payouts
Beginning this month, USDA will issue about $1.6 billion in annual Conservation Reserve Program rental payments and $3.8 billion in 2010 direct payments. The funds are generally issued during the first month of the new fiscal year. “These funds support the agricultural economy and responsible stewardship of America’s production acreage,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Read more.