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FSA program payments will resume

May 17, 2013 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC

When U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Madison last week, he told Wisconsin State Farmer that federal farm payments had been halted due to the uncertainties created by the sequester, but said that they would resume "soon."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the next day that farm payments, including the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) payments would resume.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia said other program payments including those under the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance program and the Non-insured Crop Assistance program would resume, along with MILC payments to dairy farmers.

"I’m pleased to announce that farmers and ranchers can expect to begin receiving their payments beginning today, May 8," said Garcia. "We appreciate the producers’ patience during the delay. We’re working diligently to get these payments out as quickly as possible."

On March 4, the FSA began a temporary suspension of FSA payment programs in order to assess the impact of sequestration and determine the least-disruptive process possible for carrying out required cuts.

In Madison last week, Vilsack said he didn’t want his agency to send out payments to producers and then have to ask farmers to return them.

Garcia said the Department will use the Secretary’s limited authority to transfer funds to avoid reducing program payments.

Vilsack said his agency now has $1 billion less to work with than when he first began as secretary, but is making a concerted effort to continue to provide needed services to the American people.

Across-the-board budget reductions mandated by the Budget Control Act and cuts made necessary by the sequester, have reduced the agency’s budget.

Since 2009, the agency has cut $828 million through targeted budget reductions, including the downsizing and consolidation of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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