Monday, July 23, 2007

Agricultural Assistance Act of 2007

This in from FSA: The Agricultural Assistance Act of 2007 has been signed into law. However, read through this act closely and you will find that nursery growers will not be eligible for assistance. However, growers with multiple commodities may have eligible crops. They have included a requirement that growers had to have
insurance or NAP coverage in order to be eligible for assistance. Also the act is very specific in that producers must have lost 35% or greater of their crop to be eligible. It is currently, unclear as to how or when the actual program sign-up will occur. Growers with concerns about this act should address those concerns to their elected officials as neither FSA nor Cooperative Extension Agents have any control over the final outcomes of legislation such as this. Read the act at this site:

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.