Perdue says MFP payments are fairly distributed
November 16, 2019 By Rhiannon Branch Filed Under: 2019 NAFB Convention, News, Trade, USDA
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says Market Facilitation Program payments are being fairly distributed.
Perdue told farm broadcasters Friday that the process for determining MFP payment rates will not be changing and contrary to a recent report from the senate ag committee, Perdue says farmers who need the most help are getting it.
“Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota. They are in the top five
as far as the money goes out.”
In reference to the report, Perdue said..
“This is nothing more than a political conversation again
trying to bash the administration.”
Perdue says MFP payments are helping farmers continue to
move forward during the trade war and he understands growers prefer money from
the scales and not the mailbox.
“And that is why it has been sort of unfulfilling of having
to rely on those market facilitation payments, but we don’t want to have to
rely on them permanently. I am not encouraging anyone to expect a 2020 payment.”
Perdue and National Association of Farm Broadcasting President Lorrie Boyer discussed key ag issues at the NAFB Convention in Kansas City.
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