By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL
The State Journal
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Over $9.6 billion in payments will be made to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage and Conservation Reserve programs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
The Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and offer a safety net to agricultural producers when there is a substantial drop in revenue or prices for covered commodities.
Also, as part of an ongoing effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat, USDA will begin issuing 2017 Conservation Reserve payments in October to over 375,000 Americans.
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