The 2002 Farm Bill authorized the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), which is administered by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA). DCP provides payments to eligible producers for the 2002 through 2007 crop years.
Producers who participate in DCP are subject to certain restrictions on the planting of wild rice, fruits, and vegetables (WR/FAV).
The harvest in central Minnesota for 2011 is finished. This year's harvest was described in interviews as fair to poor due to higher water levels in particular during the spring, when the wild rice germinates. The harvested rice converted better than last year, and yields of 48% were reported. Please email us for more information.