2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP)
On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting farmers who are being harmed by the current U.S.-China trade war. MFP payments for non-specialty crops will be based on a single county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019. Per-acre payments are not dependent on which of those crops are planted in 2019. Find your county payment rate here.
Payment Timeline – The first payment will be be made in mid-to-late August and will be the higher of either 50 percent of a producer’s calculated payment or $15 per acre. If conditions warrant, a second payment will be made in November, and a third in early January. Sign-up begins on Monday, July 29th and will end on December 6th.
To Apply – Call your county FSA office to make an appointment. Or download the MFP Application (CCC-913) and drop the completed form at your county office or submit by fax, mail, or email.
H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
- The 2018 Farm Bill – full text of the conference report, including manager’s statements, as passed by the US Senate on 12/11/18 and the House on 12/12/18.
- SUMMARY of key provisions included in H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act, prepared for your reference by staff at MGGA and the National Association of Wheat Growers.
- HIGHLIGHTS of the 2018 Farm Bill
The Agricultural Act of 2014
- USDA-FSA 2014 Farm Bill – full text, highlights, CBO cost estimates and changes to commodity programs
- USDA-RMA 2014 Farm Bill – changes to crop insurance programs
- USDA-NRCS 2014 Farm Bill – changes to conservation programs
- MSU Extension Farm Policy
USDA Quick Links
- Disaster Assistance Programs
- Payment Eligibility – find information on actively engaged, adjusted gross income (AGI), conservation compliance and payment limitations
- Farm Loan Programs
- Price Support Programs – LDP, PCP and commodity loan rates
- Conservation Stewardship Program – Montana