USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is continuing for the second year, providing almond growers an opportunity to apply for direct payments to help alleviate the damage resulting from the global trade situation. Unlike the 2018 program when payments were based on delivered pounds, the 2019 program is based on bearing acreage.
To share key information and answer growers’ questions about the program, the Almond Alliance of California and Almond Board of California co-hosted workshops with local USDA Farm Service Agency offices. In this recording of a workshop held Oct. 16, 2019 at the Almond Board office in Modesto, Farm Service Agency District Director Chris Keeler answers growers’ questions and explains the difference in payments through the 2019 and 2018 programs.
MFP applications are available online at www.farmers.gov/MFP. However, we strongly recommend that you contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office and make an appointment to go in and sign-up as they anticipate a large number of producers will be affected. Click here to find an FSA office in your area.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about MFP, click here.
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