Feb 04, 2020 6:38 PM

USDA announces third round of payments to farmers

Posted Feb 04, 2020 6:38 PM

President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have announced the third and final round of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments for farmers and ranchers impacted by unjustified trade retaliation.

Congressman Roger Marshal said, "Agriculture has remained the tip of the spear for trade negotiations and I applaud President Trump and Secretary Perdue for continuing to fight for Kansas farmers and ranchers by ensuring they are compensated for the short-term impacts of the ongoing negotiations. "

Farmers will begin receiving checks in their accounts by the end of the week. Payments are based on the same single-county payment rate used in the second round of payments. The rate will be calculated by the farm's total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019.