Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

September 2002


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 09/18/2002. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 has retained many of the same restrictions for producers with dry edible beans in their cropping system. Dry beans are included in the fruit and vegetable (FAV) crop classification under the new direct and counter cyclical (DCP) program. This is consistent with the past farm legislation. However, there are a few changes in the new farm legislation regarding the FAV rules that could be very beneficial to Western Nebraska farmers who have grown dry edible beans in the past, or who intend to grow them in the future.