Trade Aid: Last Payment “Assured and Imminent” – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday the third tranche of Market Facilitation Program payments is “assured” and the payment is “imminent” but he did not have a specific date when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Democrats Charge USDA of “Picking Winners and Losers” – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
A group of Senate Democrats released a report Tuesday on the Trump administration’s agricultural trade aid program, charging USDA “is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers […]

Trade Aid: 2nd Round of 2019 Payments Approved Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that the White House has approved the second round of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. This decision comes shortly after […]

Ohio Farm Income Expected To Rise – Due To Fed Payments Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019
Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to […]

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