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Meetings set on MFP, farm trade damage

The Fulton County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on September 11 at 6 p.m. and September 12 at 10 a.m. at the Fulton County Farm Bureau, located along Illinois Route 100 on the north edge of Lewistown. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

USDA is taking action to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. FSA on September 4 began administering the MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers.

The initial MFP payment will be calculated by multiplying 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production by the applicable MFP rate. If CCC announces a second MFP payment period, the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production will be subject to the second MFP payment rate.

Please direct any questions to the Fulton County FSA Office at 309-547-2233.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Shelley Sweatman at 309-547-2233 extension 2, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.


Sep-11-18 6:00 pm - Sep-11-18 8:00 pm