Page images
PDF
EPUB

Lobbying", 7 CFR 3018; and Office of Management and Budget regulations governing "Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public", 5 CFR 1320. Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Eileen M. Berke, 4700 River Road, Unit 55, Suite 3B06, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 Email: eileen.m.berke@aphis.usda.gov Phone: (301) 734-8330. Website Address: http://www.aphis.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.025 Plant and Animal Disease, Pest Control, and Animal Care; 10.652 Forestry Research; 15.611 Wildlife Restoration EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Not Applicable. CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Relevance to agency program mission and qualification of principle investigator and institution.

Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Not Applicable.
Appeals:
Not Applicable.
Renewals:
Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Time period of availability will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency
issued by the Secretary of Agriculture. See the following for information on
how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic Funds Transfer or paper check.
Reports:
No reports are required.
Audits:
No audits are required for this program.
Records:
Record requirements will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued
by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Account Identification:

12-1600-0-1-352.

10.030 INDEMNITY PROGRAM FEDERAL AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Plant Protection Act, Title IV, Section 415(e); 9 CFR parts 50-54. OBJECTIVES: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service administers regulations at 9 CFR parts 50 to 54 that authorizes payment for indemnities. This authority covers a wide variety of indemnity situations ranging from large livestock depopulations to small fowl depopulations, and there are various indemnity calculations and processes for determining the indemnity value for each specific species. The Secretary of Agriculture offers an opinion that constitutes an emergency and threatens the U.S. animal population. Payment for the destroyed animals is based on fair market value. Also, under Section 415 (e) of the Plant Protection Act (Title IV of Public Law 106-224), under a declaration of extraordinary emergency because of the presence of a plant pest or noxious weed that is new to or not known to be widely prevalent in the United States, the Secretary may pay compensation for economic losses incurred by as a result of actions taken under the authorities in this section (415). TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $2,456,000; FY 12 est $484,000; and FY 13 est $234,000 - N/A. Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Not Applicable.
Regional or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office:
Susan Murphy 4700 River Road
Suite 3D04.15, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 Email:
Susan.A.Murphy @aphis.usda.gov Phone: 301-851-2859
Website Address:

None.

Applicant Eligibility:

N/A.

No Data Available

Beneficiary Eligibility:

RELATED PROGRAMS:

N/A.

Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

Credentials/Documentation: Required documentation will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. N/A Award Procedure: Required documenation will be specified in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Secretary of Agriculture. Deadlines:

10.051 COMMODITY LOANS AND LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENTS (Price Supports) FEDERAL AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246. OBJECTIVES: To improve and stabilize farm income, to assist in bringing about a better balance between supply and demand of the commodities, and to assist farmers in the orderly marketing of their crops.

sunflower seed, mustard seed, small and large chickpeas, lentils, dry peas , and cotton through May 31 of the year following the year in which the crop is normally harvested. Loans are available for sugar through September 30. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 15 to 30 days. Approximately 3 days. Appeals: From 60 to 90 days. Applications may be reviewed by county, State, or national offices.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: DIRECT LOANS; DIRECT PAYMENTS WITH UNRESTRICTED USE USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Loans and loan deficiency payments (LDP's) give farmers a means of promoting more orderly marketing. Loans to producers may be "nonrecourse" which means that producers have the option of forfeiting the collateral to CCC at loan maturity in full satisfaction of the loan obligation; or "recourse" for low quality grain, or non-ginned seed cotton, which means that producers must repay the loans by maturity." If market prices are above the support level producers may repay their loans at the original loan principal plus interest and market their commodities. When market prices are low, most nonrecourse commodity loan repayments are less than the original loan principal plus interest. Eligible commodities for loans are wheat, corn, grain sorghum, oats, barley, rice, peanuts, upland cotton, extra-long staple cotton, soybeans, crambe, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sunflower seed, sesame seed, dry peas, lentils, small and large chickpeas, graded and ungraded wool, mohair, honey, and sugar. LDP's are offered for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, oats, barley, upland cotton, rice, soybeans, crambe, canola, flaxeed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sunflower seed, sesame seed, peanuts, dry peas, lentils, small and large chickpeas, graded and ungraded wool, unshorn pelts, mohair, honey, hay, and silage. If the loan repayment rates for these commodities are less than the established loan levels, producers may, for most commodities that are eligible for a nonrecourse loan, agree to forego such loan and elect to receive an LDP. The LDP payment rate equals the amount by which the loan rate exceeds the loan repayment rate in effect at the time the LDP application is approved, or the delivery date, or date sold or date beneficial interest is lost, as applicable. Applicant Eligibility: Owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on an eligible farm that has produced the eligible commodities or, in the case of sugar, a processor or refiner who meets program requirements as announced by the Secretary. Beneficiary Eligibility: Owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on a farm that has produced the eligible commodities, meets program requirements as announced by the Secretary, and maintains beneficial interest in the commodity. Credentials/Documentation: Record of farming operation must be on file in the FSA county office and a complete acreage report to account for all cropland on the farm must be submitted for the applicable crop year. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. In the case of warehouse-stored commodities, producer or Cooperative Marketing Association presents warehouse receipts to the FSA county office (warehouse-stored peanut loans may be made through Designated Marketing Associations). In the case of farm-stored commodities (including sugar), producer/processor or Cooperative Marketing Association requests a loan at the FSA county office. Award Procedure: Applications are approved by the FSA upon determination that applicant and commodity are eligible. Deadlines: Sep 30, 2009 Loans and LDP's are available for peanuts, graded and ungraded wool, mohair, and unshorn pelts (LDP ONLY) through January 31 of the year following the year in which the crop is normally harvested, shorn, or slaughtered. Loans and LDP's are available for wheat, barley, oats, canola, flaxseed, crambe, rapeseed, sesame seed, and honey through March 31 of the year following the year in which the crop is normally harvested. Loans and LDP's are available for rice, corn, grain sorghum, cotton, soybeans, safflower,

Renewals: Not Applicable. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Assistance is generally available for 9 months or less, and is normally disbursed on a lump-sum basis. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Reports: No reports are required. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Periodic and required spot checks of farm-stored grain will be made by the county FSA office. Recipients are subject to audit by Office of Inspector General, USDA. Records: Not applicable. Account Identification: 12-4336-0-3-351. Obligations: (Direct Loans) FY 11 $7,103,319,000; FY 12 est $7,331,689,000; and FY 13 est $7,872,666,000. (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $29,790,000; FY 12 est $1,718,000; and FY 13 est $4,601,000 - Loan Deficiency Payments. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Program regulations published in the Federal Register 7 CFR, Chapter XIV, Parts 1421, 1425, 1427, 1434, and 1435; announcements issued to news media and letters to producers; " FSA Commodity Fact Sheets," no cost: The Price Support Program," ; Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, STOP 0506, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20250-0506. Regional or Local Office: None. Consult the local telephone directory for location of the FSA county office. If no listing, get in touch with appropriate FSA State office listed under the Farm Service Agency section of Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: DeAnn Allen 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0512, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-0512 Email: deann.allen@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-9889 Fax: (202) 690-3307 Website Address:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

[blocks in formation]

No audits are required for this program.

Records:

The dairy farmer and the manufacturer of dairy products must keep any records in applying for a payment for 3 years following the year in which an application for payment was filed.

Account Identification:

12-3314-0-1-351.

Fair market value for the milk is paid to the dairy farmer who is unable to market because of any of the violating substances, and the fair market value of the dairy product is paid to the manufacturer who is unable to market because of pesticide residue. No payment may be made to any dairy farmer or any manufacturer whose milk or dairy product was removed from the market as a result of his negligence or his willful failure to follow procedures prescribed by the Federal government. Applicant Eligibility: Dairy farmers whose milk has been removed from the market by a public agency because of residue of any violating substance in such milk. Manufacturers of dairy products whose product has been removed from the market by a public agency because of pesticide residue in such product. This program is also available in Puerto Rico. Beneficiary Eligibility: Dairy farmers whose milk has been removed from the market by a public agency because of residue of any violating substance in such milk. Manufacturers of dairy products whose product has been removed from the market by a public agency because of pesticide residue in such product. This program is available in Puerto Rico.

Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $383,637; FY 12 est $273,000; and FY 13 est $300,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Not Applicable.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Program regulations were published in the Federal Register, 7 CFR, 760, and announced through the news media, Handbook 3-LD, Circulars and regulations issued by FSA.

Credentials/Documentation:

Regional or Local Office:

See Regional Agency Offices. Consult the local telephone directory for location of the county FSA office. If no listing, contact the appropriate State FSA office listed under the Farm Service Agency section of Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Danielle Cooke 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-0512 Email: danielle.cooke@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-1919

In the case of a dairy farmer, the notice removing the milk from the market along with a record of past marketing records for milk to determine the quantity and value of the milk not marketed, the violating substance involved and the uses of such violating substances during the previous 24 months. In the case of the manufacturer of dairy products, the notice removing the product from the market and sufficient data to determine the value of the product. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Producers must file an application for payment on Form FSA-373 with the local county FSA office. Manufacturers must file information on the cause and amount of their loss with the local county FSA office.

Website Address:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.500 Cooperative Extension Service

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

Award Procedure:

10.054 EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Initial approval is made by the county FSA committee. Final approval is made by the Price Support Division in Washington, DC.

(ECP) FEDERAL AGENCY:

Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Agricultural Credit Act of 1978, Public Law 95-334, 92 Stat. 420, 16 U.S.C 2201-2205. OBJECTIVES: To enable farmers to perform emergency conservation measures to control wind erosion on farmlands, to rehabilitate farmlands damaged by wind erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters and to carry out emergency water conservation or water enhancing measures during periods of severe drought. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Following a natural disaster, the county FSA committee determines, with concurrence from the State FSA committee, to make the program available in the county. Emergency cost- sharing is limited to new conservation problems created by natural disasters which, if not treated will impair or endanger the land, materially affect the productive capacity of the land, represent damage that is unusual in character and, except for wind erosion, is not the type that would recur frequently in the same area and will be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be required to return the land to productive agricultural use. Eligible drought situations for water enhancing measures must be determined by the Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, FSA. Applicant Eligibility: Any agricultural producer who as owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on a farm or ranch, including associated groups, and bears a part of the cost of an approved conservation practice in a disaster area, is eligible to apply for cost-share conservation assistance. This program is also available in American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Beneficiary Eligibility: Any agricultural producer who as owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on a farm or ranch, including associated groups, and bears a part of the cost of an approved conservation practice in a disaster area, is eligible to apply for cost-share conservation assistance. This program is also available in American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Credentials/Documentation: Identification as an eligible person and proof of contribution to the cost of performing the conservation practice. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Eligible persons may submit an application on Form AD-245, for cost-sharing, at the county FSA office for the county in which the affected land is located. . Award Procedure: The county FSA committee reviews, prioritizes, and may approve applications in whole or in part. Approvals cannot exceed the county allocation of Federal funds for that purpose. Deadlines: Not Applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 15 to 30 days. From 2 to 3 weeks. Appeals: Participants may appeal to county FSA committee, State FSA committee, or National Appeals Division (NAD) on any determination. Matters that are generally applicable to all producers are not appealable. Renewals:

Certain approvals may be extended by the FSA county committee, when necessary, with proper justification. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Practice cost-share approvals are given on a fiscal year basis. The approvals specify the time that the practice must be carried out. Payment is by check or electronic funds transfer following completion of the measure. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Reports: Not Applicable. Audits: Not Applicable. Records: Maintained in the county FSA office and Federal record centers for a specified number of years. Account Identification:

12-3316-0-1-453. Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $64,318,000; FY 12 est $114,804,000; and FY 13 est $113,700,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Program regulations published in the Federal Register at 7 CFR, Part 701. Program is announced through the news media in the county area designated as a disaster area. Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Farmers are advised to contact their local county FSA office after a natural disaster has occurred to determine whether the program is available in the county and to determine eligibility for emergency cost-share assistance. Consult the local telephone directory for location of the county FSA office. If no listing, get in touch with the appropriate State FSA office listed in the Farm Service Agency section of Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Martin Bomar 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Martin.Bomar@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-205-4537 Fax: 202-720-4619

Website Address:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.102 Emergency Forest Restoration Program ; 10.404 Emergency Loans
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

10.055 DIRECT AND COUNTER-CYCLICAL PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DCP) FEDERAL AGENCY:

Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
AUTHORIZATION:
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171.
OBJECTIVES:
To provide income support to eligible producers of covered commodities.

[blocks in formation]

DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

With respect to Fiscal Year 2002 payments, CCC will offer to enter into a contract with eligible producers of covered commodities on October 1, 2002 through the date announced by CCC. With respect to Fiscal Years 2003 through 2007, CCC shall offer to annually enter into a contract with an eligible producer on a farm having base acreage with respect to a covered commodity at the beginning of each such fiscal year 2003 through 2007 through the date announced by CCC for each such year. Applicant Eligibility: To be eligible for payments under DCP, owners, operators, landlords, tenants, or sharecroppers must (1) share in the risk of producing a crop on base acres on a farm enrolled in DCP, and be entitled to share in the crop available for marketing from the base acres, or would have shared had a crop been produced; (2) annually report the use of the farm's cropland acreage; (3) comply with conservation and wetland protection requirements on all of their land; (4) comply with planting flexibility requirements; (5) use the base acres for agricultural or related activities; and (5) protect all base acres from erosion, including providing sufficient cover as determined necessary by the county FSA committee, and control weeds. Beneficiary Eligibility: DCP provides payments to eligible producers on farms enrolled for the 2002 through 2007 crop years. Credentials/Documentation: As a condition of eligibility for direct and counter-cyclical payments, the operator or owner must submit a report of all cropland acreage on the farm. Reports of production evidence for all covered commodities shall be provided to the county committee of the county where the farm is administratively located, by farm and crop in such manner as required by CCC on a CCC-approved standard, uniform form designated by CCC. When disposition of production has been through commercial channels, CCC may require the producer to furnish documentary evidence in order to verify the information provided on the report of production. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The CCC-509 must be submitted. The following documents are required and applicable determinations must be made before the county committee can approve a producer's share on the CCC-509 for payment: (1) a farm operating plan (CCC-502 and related forms); (2) an average adjusted gross income certification (CCC-526); (3) a certification of compliance with highly erodible land and wetland conservation provisions (AD-1026). A certification of the acreage of all cropland on the farm (FSA-578) is needed before final payments can be issued. Award Procedure: Producers may elect to receive their direct payments in two installments per year: (1) the first payment, available in December of the fiscal year, is up to 50 percent of the total payment; (2) the balance of the total direct payment is available in October of the fiscal year after the fiscal year the payment is earned. Producers who do not elect to take the first direct payment will receive the entire direct payment at this time. Producers may elect to receive up to three counter-cyclical payments per year: (1) first partial payments are available in October of the calendar year in which the crop is harvested. These payments cannot exceed 35 percent of the total projected payment; (2) second partial payments, up to 70 percent of the projected payment, minus the amount of the first partial payment, are available the following February (the year after the crop is harvested); (3) final payments are made after the end of the marketing year for the crop. Producers who do not elect to take the first and second advance payments will receive the entire counter-cyclical payment at

Deadlines: Dec 22, 2008 to Jun 01, 2009 Please contact the program contact listed in the Information Contacts section below. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 15 to 30 days. Approval of payments depends on farmer compliance with conservation and wetland protection requirements on all of the producers' farms, planting flexibility requirements and other eligibility requirements mentioned above, and is fairly routine and prompt. Appeals: From 15 to 30 days. A producer may obtain reconsideration and review of any adverse determination made under this part in accordance with the appeal regulations found at parts 11 and 780 of Title 7 Agriculture. Renewals: Farm producers must apply for DCP on an annual basis and can opt out of participating in DCP for any year if they so choose. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: The DCP payment schedule for 2002 and 2003 crop years is in the hyperlink provided below. The payment schedule for the 2004-2007 crop years parallels the schedule for the 2003 crop year, though the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 reduced the advance direct payment rate to a maximum of 22 percent. http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/dcp03.htm. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Reports: No reports are required. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Recipients under this program are subject to audit by the Office of the Regional Inspector General, USDA. Records: An owner or any other individual or entity receiving assistance for DCP shall maintain and retain financial books and records which will permit verification of all transactions for at least 3 years, following the end of the calendar year in which assistance was provided. Account Identification:

12-4336-0-3-351.

Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $123,959,000; FY 12 est $10,183,000; and FY 13 est $0 - Counter-Cyclical Payments. (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $4,744,958,000; FY 12 est $3,959,767,000; and FY 13 est $4,958,209,000 - Direct Payments. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Not Applicable.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Program is announced through news media and in letters to agricultural
producers in the counties. Regulations published in the Federal Register, 7
CFR Part 1412.

Regional or Local Office:

See Regional Agency Offices. Consult the local phone directory for location of the nearest county FSA office. If no listing, contact the appropriate State FSA

« PreviousContinue »