Durum wheat quality program is a cost sharing program initiated by the federal government. Under the program, the producers of durum wheat are partially compensated for the cost of purchasing and applying fungicides to a crop of durum wheat to control pests on acres accurately certified as planted to durum wheat. Available funding for the program that applies to a particular crop for which the producer seeks compensation under the program is required.
According to 7 CFR 1413.102, durum wheat means all varieties of white (amber) durum wheat as defined in the U.S. standards for wheat including, but not limited to, hard amber durum wheat and amber durum wheat.
Benefits under durum wheat quality program are only available to eligible persons or an entity that includes the following:
1.Citizen of the U.S.;
2.Lawful alien as defined in the U.S. constitution;
3.Partnership of citizens of the U.S.; or
4.Corporation, limited liability corporation, or other farm organizational structure organized under state law.