When applying for the new Market Facilitation Program, farmers are encouraged to have their acreage reported before visiting the Farm Service Agency office. “The program is based on acreage certification,” explains Mary Radermacher, North Dakota FSA compliance division program specialist. “There are also eligibility requirements, such as meeting adjusted gross income limitations and wetland compliance.” If farmers planted a cover crop on prevent plant acres by August 1, they are eligible for a $15 per acre Market Facilitation Program payment. “The agency will pay on the lesser of the 2018 planted and prevent plant acres or the 2019 planted acres,” says Brian Haugen, price support program director, North Dakota FSA. “When farmers apply, the recording county will capture all counties and states in which they have an interest in.” Full MFP 2.0 details can be found here.
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