USDA has unveiled a Web-based 2008 crop program payment calculator to help producers calculate the financial benefits they may receive under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program. The calculator, designed by USDA's Farm Service Agency, will give producers a tool to help them better understand and participate in this new crop disaster program.
The calculator provides an estimated 2008 program payment to help producers better understand what they may qualify for under SURE. The calculator collects information about farming operations, including planted acreage, actual production, insurance coverage data and other federal disaster payments. This relevant information is used to calculate an estimated payment for crop losses.
The calculator is available on the FSA website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/sure. For more information or to apply for SURE, producers should visit their local FSA county office.