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 that USDA is initiating a second Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to assist farmers hurt by trade disruptions prompted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs on their products. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets for U.S. goods and services. Specifically, the President authorized USDA to provide up to $16 billion in relief, which is in line with the estimated impacts of the retaliatory tariffs on – and non-tariff barriers to exports of – U.S. agricultural goods.
The deadline to certify MFP production numbers for the 2018 crop year was May 31, 2019. More details on the MFP will be released in the coming weeks. Click here to read USDA's press release on the latest MFP.
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