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USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for MFP Payments

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:19:28 CDT

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for MFP Payments USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall and snowfall have delayed harvests in many parts of the country, preventing producers from certifying acres.



Payments will be issued only if eligible producers certify before the updated May 17 deadline.



The MFP provides payments to producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, hogs, fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds. FSA will issue payments based on the producer’s certified total production of the MFP commodity multiplied by the MFP rate for that specific commodity.



“Trade issues, coupled with low commodity prices and recovery from natural disasters, have definitely impacted the bottom line for many agricultural producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “The MFP payments provide short-term relief from retaliatory tariffs to supplement the traditional farm safety net, helping agricultural producers through these difficult times. Weather conditions this fall, winter and early spring have blocked many producers from completing harvest of their crops, and we want to make sure producers who want to finalize their MFP application have an opportunity.”



Producers can certify production by contacting their local FSA office or through farmers.gov.



About the Market Facilitation Program



U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation program to assist farmers suffering from damage because of unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. FSA implemented MFP in September 2018 as a relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. To date, more than $8.3 billion has been paid to nearly 600,000 applicants.



The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and is administered by FSA.



For more information, contact your local FSA office or visit www.farmers.gov/MFP.



Source - USDA




   

 

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