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USDA/FSA RIN: 0560-AI47 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) 

The rule will change the regulations to be consistent with provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) will be available for crop years 2019 to 2023. Market loan gains from cash redemptions and LDPs will not be subject to a payment limit. The loan rates will be revised for all commodities except oilseeds, wool, mohair, honey, and peanuts. The calculation change for the upland cotton loan rate may not equal less than 98 percent of the loan rate for base quality of upland cotton from the preceding year.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1405    7 CFR 1435   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Holder
Branch Chief, Regulatory Analysis and PRA Requirements Branch
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851