Trade Aid: Hindsight and Future Policy Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019This article examines payments by the 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the context of its objective to compensate US farms for tariff-related losses.  Potential implications for future farm safety […]

Trade Aid: Politics Over MFP Funds? – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity […]

Farmers Vent – Ag Sec. Perdue Listens – DTN Aug 8, 2019

🕔Aug 8, 2019Bob Worth didn’t wait for a listening session at Farmfest on Wednesday to start before getting a few words with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about the prevented planting situation in […]

Pecan Growers Eligible for Market Facilitation Program Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019As a result of the detrimental effect of the current trade war and tariff situation with China, pecan growers are eligible for participation in the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, a […]

Trump Raises the Stakes on China with Additional Tariff – DTN Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019The U.S. will impose an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods because China has not moved to buy large amounts of agricultural goods, President Donald Trump tweeted […]

Trade Aid: USDA Under Secretary Discusses New MFP Payments Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, was a guest on Monday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams, where the conversation focused on the […]

Ag Roundtable: Farmers Need to Diversify; Reduce Reliance on China Jul 29, 2019

🕔Jul 29, 2019An agricultural roundtable on Monday presented two key takeaways for farmers: find ways to reduce their reliance on China as a market, and don’t count on Market Facilitation Program payments […]

Trade Aid: MFP, Part II – Highest Rates are in Southern States – DTN Jul 29, 2019

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🕔Jul 29, 2019The latest round of Market Facilitation Program payments will inject some needed cash into the rural economy starting next month, but farmers continue to watch and wait for better trade […]

Farm Trade Aid, Part 2: Perdue Says $14 Per Acre Possible – DTN Jul 25, 2019

🕔Jul 25, 2019USDA will provide more information on the distribution of trade aid to farmers to compensate them for the loss of China markets by the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary […]

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

🕔Jul 10, 2019Bill 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 […]

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