If a farm is not enrolled in DCP, unlimited WR/FAVs can be planted and harvested and:
the farm will not receive any DCP payments for the applicable year;
the farm may be enrolled in DCP in succeeding years and be eligible for DCP benefits; and
production of loan commodities from the farm is eligible for marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments.
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.