The National Association of Wheat Growers joined President Trump at the White House for the new trade mitigation package announcement. CEO Chandler Goule says he is glad the administration has potentially offered better payments in the new Market Facilitation Program. “There will be a county rate times a farmer’s planted acres certified for 2019. That will determine what support looks like,” says Goule. “There are other questions out there about wheat like what do we do about winter wheat planted in 2018 and harvested in 2019? Those are wheat-specific questions we don’t have the answers to at this time.” Goule says the association will continue to weigh in with the USDA and White House as they figure out the calculations.
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