The DCP program now replaces the AMTA seven year program. It includes two payments. The Direct payment guarantees a fixed payment in any given year. The other, Counter Cyclical payment is tied to market conditions. The intent is to provide a safety net for farmers, but to otherwise continue to allow them planting flexibility.
The intent of FSA's Farm Loan Program is to provide financial assistance to Arizona's rural farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit. To qualify for assistance, you must be unable to obtain credit from your usual commercial agricultural credit sources.
The intent of Price Support programs is to help Arizona's farmers remain profitable. We administer a variety of price support, some of which have greater application to farming operations in our state.
- Apple Market Loss Assistance Program (AMLAP)
Payment Limitation is the means by which program participant eligibility is determined. Most USDA programs administered by FSA require that a producer demonstrate control of his operation and that he or she be at risk for their share of the proceeds. Additionally, a producer must exercise financial independence in order to be considered a separate "person" from others. The program is designed to enable the local County FSA committee to determine who is at risk and to reward them with access to program benefits.