The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has announced county loan rates for the 2013 crops of wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and other oilseeds (sunflower seed, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower, mustard seed, crambe and sesame seed); national milled loan rates and state loan rates by class for the 2013 rice crop; regional loan rates for 2013 pulse crops (small chickpeas, large chickpeas, dry peas and lentils); and the national loan rate for the 2013 honey crop.

The rates are posted on the Farm Service Agency (FSA) website at

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provides for a continuation of the marketing assistance loan and loan deficiency payment programs for the 2013 crop year.

The national loan rates for the 2013 crops of wheat, feed grains, oilseeds, milled rice, pulse crops, and honey are established at the following levels:


$2.94 per bushel


$1.95 per bushel

Grain Sorghum

$1.95 per bushel


$1.95 per bushel


$1.39 per bushel


$5.00 per bushel

Other Oilseeds

$10.09 per hundredweight for each "other oilseed"

Small Chickpeas

$7.43 per hundredweight

Large Chickpeas

$11.28 per hundredweight

Dry Peas

$5.40 per hundredweight


$11.28 per hundredweight

Long grain rice, whole kernel

$6.50 per hundredweight

Medium/short grain rice, whole kernel

$6.50 per hundredweight


$0.69 per pound