Kulm, North Dakota farmer Josh Gackle was at the White House for President Trump’s Market Facilitation Program announcement Thursday. He is grateful for the help from the administration, but like many farmers, would prefer trade to aid. Gackle participated in the first Market Facilitation Program. He says the cash infusion was a big help working with bankers going into 2019 and if the trade aid is there this year, he would likely sign up again. Right now there are still many unknowns. “I don’t know what the numbers will look like, how it will impact our farm and what we can receive per acre,” says Gackle. USDA also made it clear on Thursday prevent plant acres won’t be eligible for the new Market Facilitation Program. That’s because Commodity Credit Corporation funds can only be used to fund a planted crop. That concerns Gackle. North Dakota farmers are well behind on planting. Listen to the story.