Producers Can Expect Payment Reductions Due to Sequester

Producers expecting a program payment from the Farm Service Agency will see a smaller dollar amount in their checks for fiscal year 2014. The automatic spending reductions, known as sequestration, will reduce payments for producers who participate in one of 11 FSA programs affected by the sequester. “These sequester percentages reflect current law estimates; however, with the continuing budget uncertainty, Congress still may adjust the exact percentage reduction,” said FSA Administrator Juan M. Garcia. Garcia said the announcement intends to help producers prepare for the impact of sequestration cuts in fiscal year 2014. Learn more.

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