Hog and dairy farmers will receive support through the Market Facilitation Program. Pork producers will receive a payment based on their inventory within a certain timeframe. For dairy farmers, the payment will be based on production history. National Milk Producers Federation spokesperson Alan Bjerga wants to see more information. “USDA gave a fair outline of where things may be going, saying a lot of the mechanisms will be similar to what was done with the trade mitigation payments last year,” Bjerga told RRFN. “You can know the mechanism is the same, but there are a lot of details within that so I think the responsible thing for the dairy industry to do right know is to withhold judgement and let the process play out.”
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