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 […]

Farm Income Support: Between a Rock and Hard Place – Commentary Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
When talking about the seriousness of the downturn in the farm economy since the 2013 peak, most analysts use the USDA’s calculation of net farm income (NFI) (here) as the […]

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 Aid: New Direction in Public Ag Policy? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
On November 15, USDA announced issuance of the second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019. As of November 18, 2019, USDA reports that MFP 2019 has paid […]

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