(1) Crop Assistance Program

• USDA will make available up to $550 million in assistance for those cotton, rice, soybean, and sweet potato producers who suffered losses and are located in counties designated as primary disaster counties by the Secretary for high moisture or precipitation conditions;

• Producers certifying to at least a 5percent loss on their crop in 2009 will receive payments on a per-acre (actual planted or prevented planted) basis at the following rates:

Long Grain Rice

Medium/Short Grain Rice


Sweet Potatoes

Upland Cotton






 Payments will be made only on those acres actually planted to the crop or that were prevented from being planted and that are currently on file with FSA.