Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
Not available at this time.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The payments provide for the storage, transportation, and leasing for wheat, grain and other commodities during the designated CCC price support period of activity.
Payments may go to private entities in addition to State and local government's for STO/CTY lease agreements.
Approved and certified, crop storage facilities, transportation companies, and State and local governments.
Payments may go to private entities in addition to State and local governments for STO/CTY lease agreements.
Farmers and producers whose crops are eligible for price supports through CCC. State, county, and local governments for Storage and lease agreements.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Upon request of Farm Service Agency, proposals are submitted to local county Farm Service Agency Office or Department of Agriculture Service Centers.
Farm Service Agency considers the proposals received, evaluates the qualifications of the proposal.
Public Law 107-347.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Extensions may be authorized.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Determined by local FSA offices.
Post Assistance Requirements
Recipients under this program are subject to audit by the Office of the Regional Inspector General, Department of Agriculture.
Any individual or entity receiving payment under this program shall maintain and retain financial books, records, supporting documents, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least three years, following the end of the calendar year in which payment was received.
(Direct Payments) FY 07 $1,774,995,367; FY 08 est $6,606,532.07; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Program is announced through news media and in letters to agricultural storage, transportation and leasers in the county.
Regional or Local Office
Farm Service Agency state offices can inform applicants of county locations where applicants may sign up.
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-0540.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applicants meeting eligibility requirements may receive assistance payments subject to the national payment factor. Applications are non-competitive.
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