Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Making Decisions and Understanding the 2014 Farm Bill

A series of meetings to provide information and analysis to assist producers and landowners understand what’s required and make decisions. Meetings will be conducted by University of Georgia agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Risk Management Agency. Questions and answers and discussion…
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Will your last buyout payment be cut?

Found this in the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter…. Your last buyout payment–scheduled for 2014–could be reduced by 7.2 percent as the federal government attempts for the first time to make those payments subject to sequestration (the “automatic” reductions in spending authority that were authorized by the Budget Control Act of 2011)….
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FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory…
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