Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has confirmed the second round of Market Facilitation Program payments will happen before the end of the year. At this point, the payment rates have not changed. “We’re looking at market conditions,” said Perdue. “Frankly, right now, we see no change in the amount.” Farm groups have sought increases in the MFP payment rates, but a USDA spokesperson said no decision has been made on that.
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