Is Ad Hoc Assistance Justified in the Presence of Commodity Programs? May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The ad hoc Market Facilitation Program (MFP) compensated farms for the estimated loss of exports due to retaliatory tariffs placed on US farm exports by other countries in response to tariffs […]

2019 Covered Commodity Dashboard and Implications for the Crop Safety Net Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency) has released 2019 crop year payments by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs. Together with […]

Southern Farmers Gained The Most In 2019’s Tariff Payments, GAO Finds Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that reviewed USDA’s 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and payments.  USDA has reported that it made $14.495 billion in payments […]

Trade Aid: Last Payment Sent, Check Your Bank – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Farmers should see the third and final round of Market Facilitation Program payments in the bank by the end of the week, USDA announced in a news release on Monday. […]

Trade Aid: USDA Issues 3rd Tranche of 2019 Payments Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
Farmers should see the third and final round of Market Facilitation Program payments in the bank by the end of the week, USDA announced in a news release on Monday. […]

Arkansas: Making Decisions with ‘Phase One’ Signed, No Word on 3rd MFP Payment Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Farming has always been a contest of wills between farmers and forces largely beyond their control — weather, the economy and the glacial pace of legislation. In 2020, all three […]

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 […]

Texas: Extension Aid Available When Making Farm Program Decisions Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Joe Outlaw didn’t sugar-coat agricultural commodity outlooks at the recent Texas Wheat Symposium. Times are tough. But Outlaw, Ph.D., co-director of the Agricultural and […]

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 […]

Trade Aid: How Does the MFP Compare to Past Farm Programs? Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
As discussed previously, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) created by the Trump Administration in response to the tariff conflict it initiated is arguably an unprecedented effort and may signal a […]

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