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Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up Deadline Extended

Dan Economy

Eligible producers now have more time to sign-up for the latest round of a USDA assistance program created due to trade disruptions. Rod Bain has more. Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey discusses what has transpired over the last two months regarding sign-up for the latest round of a USDA program assisting producers affected by trade disruptions.

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Round Two of Trade Mitigation Payments Coming from USDA

Dan Economy, Trade

The second round of trade mitigation payments will be coming to aid farmers and ranchers affected by the trade retaliation from other countries.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made the announcement today after being authorized by President Donald Trump.  It will be the final round of trade mitigation payments that were originally announced back in July in response to …


Simplicity the Goal for Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up

Dan Economy, Field Crops

Sign-up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Facilitation Program officially starts today, Sept. 4. The $12 billion package was put together to cover three phases. The first phase includes payments to producers, the second phase has USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service administering a Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase commodities targeted by “unjustified” retaliation, and the third phase …