A maximum dollar amount has been established by legislation for each program that can be received annually, directly or indirectly, by each person or legal entity. Such limitations on payments are controlled by direct attribution. Program payments made directly or indirectly to a person are combined with the pro rata interest held in any legal entity that received payment, unless the payments to the legal entity have been reduced by the pro rata share of the person.
Program payments made directly to a legal entity are attributed to those persons that have a direct and indirect interest in the legal entity, unless the payments to the legal entity have been reduced by the pro rata share of the person. Payment attribution to a legal entity is tracked through four levels of ownership. If any part to the ownership interest at the fourth level is owned by another legal entity, a reduction in payment will be applied to the payment entity in the amount that represents the indirect interest of the fourth level entity in the payment entity.
For the purposes of the direct attribution of payments, ownership interest that a person or legal entity holds in a legal entity on June 1 of the current year is used. Direct attribution of payments is not applicable to cooperative associations of producers. The payments will instead be attributed to the members of the association that produced the commodities marketed by the association on behalf of the members.
|Program Payment Type||Limitation (In Dollars) 2014-2018|
PLC, ARC, LDP, and MLG payments - other than peanuts
PLC, ARC, LDP, and MLG payments - peanuts
Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payment and incentive payment
Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) - per disaster event
Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) - per disaster event
|Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)|
|Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)|
|Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA)|
Disaster and Livestock assistance programs
|Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)|
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Livestock Forage Program (LIP), Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP)
|Tree Assistance Program (TAP)|
|Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF)|