For many farmers, the Market Facilitation Program was the difference between a positive or negative bottomline for 2018. During the USDA Ag Outlook Conference in the Washington, D.C. area, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made it clear that farmers will not receive additional MFP payments this year even if the trade war continues. Perdue said farmers were caught unaware by the trade retaliation last year, but that’s not the case this year.
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