Trade aid application deadline Thursday
Agricultural producers have until Thursday to sign up for the Agriculture Department’s Market Facilitation Program, launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to trade retaliation, USDA said in a news release today.
Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.
Producers of corn, cotton, dairy, hogs, shelled almonds, sorghum, soybeans, fresh sweet cherries and wheat should apply at their local Farm Service Agency office.
MFP applications are available online. Applications can be completed at a local FSA office or submitted electronically either by scanning, emailing or faxing.