COLUMBUS — The farm bill extension signed by the president Dec. 26, 2007, authorized the USDA’s Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments programs for the 2008 crop of graded and ungraded wool, mohair and unshorn pelts through March 15.
On March 14, the president signed into law S. 2745 which authorized Farm Service Agency to continue administering 2008 crop wool, mohair and unshorn pelt Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments through April 18.
Since the availability date for 2008 crop honey begins April 1, Farm Service Agency county offices are authorized to accept 2008 honey Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments requests from April 1-18.
Producers should visit their local Farm Service Agency office to apply for benefits for these programs.
More information is available at the local Farm Service Agency offices or online.
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