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Perdue on Extension of Market Facilitation Program Deadline

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an extension to the original deadline for Market Facilitation Program applications.  Agricultural producers who are seeking payments through the program, which is a part of the trade mitigation initiative, will now have more time to submit their applications. “President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would …

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USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Economy, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Livestock, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase and distribution program.  Additionally, USDA has begun …