Advance Deficiency Payments

Business / Agriculture / Advance Deficiency Payments: Initial payments (ranging from 30 to 50% of the total payment) made to crop producers when they signed up for federal commodity programs. If the total deficiency payment was eventually calculated to be less than the advance deficiency payment, the producer was required to refund the difference. The FAIR Act of 1996 replaces the target price/deficiency payment subsidy mechanism with production flexibility contract payments.
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Advance Noun Synonyms: progress, development, progress, forward movement, improvement, betterment, headway
Advance Verb Synonyms: move or put or push or go forward, approach

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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Findley Payments

Business / Agriculture / Findley Payments: Under the so-called Findley Provision authorized by the Food Security Act of 1985 (and first sponsored by former Congressman Paul Findley), USDA was able to reduce the basic, formula-set nonrecourse l MORE

Diversion Payments

Business / Agriculture / Diversion Payments: Payments once but no longer made to farmers who voluntarily reduced their planted acreage of a program crop and devoted the land to a conservation use when a paid acreage diversion was in effect. Also MORE