USDA Defines Actively Engaged
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:21 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA is moving ahead with authority under the 2014 farm bill to limit farm-program payments for people called farm managers who are not actively engaged in real farm management or operations.

Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from these changes in actively engaged rules. Only farm businesses defined as "non-family joint ventures" or general partnerships are affected.

In an announcement Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least ...

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