Market Facilitation Program

Enrollment for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) ended on December 20, 2019.

Are you a farmer or rancher whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional export markets? The Market Facilitation Program was created for producers just like you.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced May 23, 2019 that USDA would again provide aid to assist farmers hurt by trade disruptions prompted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs on their products through MFP. President Trump authorized USDA to provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments through MFP for 2019 to assist impacted producers, which is in line with the estimated impacts of the retaliatory tariffs on – and non-tariff barriers to exports of – U.S. agricultural goods.
 

Sign-up Now Closed

Sign-up for the program ended on December 20, 2019. The original sign-up deadline was December 6. For more information, see our December 11, 2019 news release.

 

About the Market Facilitation Program



 

Payment Timeline

MFP payments for 2019 are being made in up to three batches. The first round of payments began in August 2019 and was comprised of the higher of either 50 percent of a producer’s calculated payment or $15 per acre. For producers who received payments in the first round, their second-round payments were 25 percent of their calculated payments and were issued November 18-28, 2019. The third and final round of payments were announced on February 3, 2020. For more information, see our February 3 news release.

Broader USDA Effort

MFP is part of a broader USDA effort to help producers whose commodities have been directly impacted by tariffs. Other USDA programs include:

This is the second year of MFP. So far, USDA has made about $8.6 billion in payments to producers who applied for MFP in 2018. 

Additional Resources

Find Your Local Service Center

We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to COVID-19. While employees continue to staff our Service Centers, some are only available for phone appointments at this time. You can learn the status of your service center through this tool. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.

Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.