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Rice Production Program – Applications Due Soon

Rice Production Program – Applications Due Soon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rice Production Program (RPP) application deadline is close of business Monday, July 10, 2023.

Funding for the $250 million rice farmer assistance program was championed by Senator John Boozman (R-AR).

Payments for the program should be received by farmers shortly after their applications are received by FSA.
The pre-filled (FSA-174 Rice Production Program) applications should be submitted to the farmer’s local FSA office either in person, by mail, email, or facsimile by Monday, July 10, 2023.

Additional information on RPP can be found here.

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