On July 11, 2012, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced that the USDA was reducing the interest rate on Emergency Loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency from 3.75% to 2.25%.
Farmers in disaster-designated counties are eligible to borrow emergency loans for up to the value of their disaster losses. While emergency loans are one of the primary modes of disaster assistance, farmers must still show eligibility and repayment ability in order to qualify.
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In the midst of the national scramble to determine how we all access healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, it’s crucial that we consider the specific impacts on populations that are often thought of last: farmers, farmworkers, and rural folks in general
In the coming weeks, USDA is expected to release the details of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), which was required by the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has also made significant changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).