Next Round Of Market Facilitation Program Payments Announced

(WNAX) — US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the next round of market facilitation program payments. South Dakota Farm Service Agency State Director Paul Shubeck says the payment rates vary by county and are in response to the negative impacts of the trade war with China…

“In response to the… the unjustified tariffs that China has imposed on American farmers, and… they announced the rates are going to be anywhere from fifteen to a hundred and fifty dollars an acre.”
He says the payment rates are based on how much damage the Chinese tariffs have had on farmers in their county…

“It’s based on how… how that county was affected by the tariff debacle that China has put us through, and they have… you know… people smarter than me figuring this out. But, that’s the impotence for it, is to… kind of offset what that would normally have been in a non-tariff-barrier situation.”
He advises producers to call ahead to their county FSA office for an appointment because some of their counties are still compiling acreage reporting from farmers and are quite busy.