Trade Aid: How Did Payments Change in 2019 Over 2018? Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
Previous analysis of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compared the 2018 and 2019 MFP programs, outlining differences in the design and implementation by USDA and the resulting differences in county-level […]

Trade Aid: Where Have Program Payments Been Concentrated? Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
As of December 3, 2019, USDA reported $10.33 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019, with payments being made in three tranches of 50% in August, 25% in […]

Illinois: How Will Trade Aid Payments Affect 2020 Cash Rents? Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments have served as a significant source of revenue on grain farms in 2018 and 2019. Without MFP payments, average farmer returns would be negative in […]

Trade Talks Continue, China Buys Some U.S. Farm Products Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […]

Trade Aid Payments Coming Before Thanksgiving – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
The Trump administration announced a second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments on Friday. According to a USDA news release, payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. MFP for […]

Trade Aid: USDA Issues 2nd Round of Payments Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation […]

Prevent Plant Acres, Trade Aid – A Discussion with USDA Under Secretary Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019
Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Today’s update highlights the parts of […]

Ag Trade Aid II: $15 Billion More for Farmers? – DTN May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Tuesday he hopes that within “a week or so” the Trump administration will announce a program of trade aid to farmers […]

Trade Aid: White House Delays 2nd Round of Payments – DTN Dec 12, 2018

🕔Dec 12, 2018
The White House is delaying a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers that was initially expected to be announced last week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reuters initially reported, citing […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Soy $1.65Bu – Corn $0.01Bu – Cotton $0.06Lb. – DTN Aug 29, 2018

🕔Aug 29, 2018
Commodity farmers can expect to collect a combined $4.7 billion in trade aid payments from USDA with soybean farmers receiving the bulk of those funds as USDA works to spread […]

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