Combest, Sell and Associates managing partner Tom Sell says the replenished Commodity Credit Corporation funds in the third stimulus package may not be used for another Market Facilitation Program. Instead, Sell says the USDA is working on a new method to provide assistance to farmers. “It’s hard for the USDA to say they’re doing a third version of Market Facilitation Program payments based on lost markets to China, because we’re picking that market back up. However, I think what they can do is say they set a precedent with the additional $26 billion that’s been put out the last two years in MFP,” says Sell. “USDA may say they’ll have to structure a program for additional assistance in these extraordinary times where farmers continue to do what they do well.” Listen to the interview for more on this and the stimulus bill.