Minnesota farmers were paid more than $680 million in the 2018 Market Facilitation Program. The state received some of the highest payments in the country. That’s according to data from the USDA and American Farm Bureau Federation. North Dakota farmers received more than $440 million in payments. South Dakota farmers were paid more than $429 million. Illinois received the highest MFP payments in the country at more than $1 billion. As of May 13, USDA paid more than $8.5 billion to farmers as part of the 2018 Market Facilitation Program. There was $9.4 billion allocated for direct payments to producers last year. Read more about 2018 MFP payments.
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