Recently, the USDA announced it will provide another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to growers impacted by retaliatory tariffs and trade disruption in key markets. Below you will find key information regarding the payments and a checklist guide for the application process. For more information or to sign up, please contact your local Farm Service Agency office. To find your local FSA office, click here.
- The application period for the MFP payments is open through December 6, 2019.
- Payments will be divided in up-to three allocations, with the second and third portions evaluated as market conditions and trade opportunities dictate. If warranted, second and third payments will be paid in November and early January, respectively.
- For almonds specifically, growers may receive $146 in total per acre as a full payment. The first payment will be 50% of the total payment ($73 per acre) and the rest will be divided between the second and third payments.
- Growers who were considered ineligible for MFP in 2018 due to average AGI level higher than $900k may now be eligible for these benefits. To qualify, a producer must verify that at least 75 percent of their average AGI was derived from farming.
CLICK HERE to download the 2019 Market Facilitation Program Checklist Guide for the Application Process.