Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments

🕔Jun 17, 2019On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Approval “Vital” Amid Ongoing Trade Issues

🕔Jun 13, 2019On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing highlighting agricultural trade issues. Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the impact that trade conflicts […]

Prevented Planted Acres and Tariff Aid/MFP – 10 Q&A from USDA

🕔Jun 12, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are […]

USDA Payment Details: MFP Won’t Help if You Can’t Plant and There’s More – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019Farmers who are not able to plant a crop this spring will not get a trade-aid payment and should not expect higher payment levels than normal under prevented-planting insurance, according […]

Trade Aid: Farmers Look for Answers on Program Details

🕔Jun 4, 2019USDA recently announced another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019 to assist farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. The program will be administered by the […]

Trade Aid: ‘Just Trust Us…’ The Dilemma of What to Plant – DTN

🕔May 28, 2019On Thursday, USDA described its second year of farm aid under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), offering $14.5 billion of direct payments to farmers. But the agency was not yet […]

Trade Aid: Ag Groups Say It Won’t Make Farmers Whole – DTN

🕔May 28, 2019Leaders of farm groups on Thursday showed they have President Donald Trump’s back as he offered them another $16 billion in federal aid in lieu of anticipated higher exports to […]

Arkansas Rice: Market Facilitation Program — Plenty Of Unknowns

🕔May 27, 2019We are working hard to interpret the second round of Market Facilitation Payments (MFP). Growers have a number of questions about payment limitations and payment rates. As far as we […]

Trade Aid Details Released – “A Little Band-Aid for a Big Problem”

🕔May 24, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Josh Zumbrun reported on Thursday that, “The Trump administration said it would spend $16 billion to offset the impact on American agriculture from the trade conflict with China, […]

Trade Aid: Pres. Trump Allocates $16Bln to Farmers

🕔May 24, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […]

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