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Tuesday 01/08/13

Direct Payments Not a Sure Thing for 2013
While direct payments are included in the farm-bill extension, don't hold your breath waiting for the payment to show up.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:19PM CST 01/08/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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Not that I am a firm believer in the need of DCP, the article raises questions in my mind. DC payments have been made in Oct. of each year lately. Oct. 2013 is after this extension will expire. Will USDA have authority or funds under this extension to distribute funds after Sept. 30, 2013? Also if distribution is made prior to Sept 30, 2013, the USDA books will indicate a 10 billion expenditure per year rather than a 5 billion expense. Just some food for thought.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:28AM CST 01/09/13
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