Market Facilitation Program

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2019 County Per Acre Payment Rate

(Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.

Assistance through the Market Facilitation Program is based on a single county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019.

  • Crosby: $138
  • Floyd: $132
  • Hale: $114
  • Motley: $68
  • Swisher: $88

More Information available:

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/07/25/usda-announces-details-support-package-farmers

Assistance through the Market Facilitation Program is based on a single county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019. Those per-acre payments are not dependent on which of those crops are planted in 2019. A producer’s total payment-eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of unjustified trade retaliation in that county.
The following crops are eligible for payment under this single county payment rate: alfalfa hay, barley, canola, corn, crambe, dried beans, dry peas, extra-long staple cotton, flaxseed, lentils, long grain and medium grain rice, millet, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, rapeseed, rye, safflower, sesame seed, small and large chickpeas, sorghum, soybeans, sunflower seed, temperate japonica rice, triticale, upland cotton, and wheat.
For more information on MFP, including rates for specialty crops, nuts, dairy (milk) and hogs, visit http://www.farmers.gov/mfp

Sign-up Begins July 29

Sign-up for the program begins Monday, July 29 and ends December 6, 2019.

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