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Farmers Union Calls MFP Not Sustainable

The third and final tranche of Market Facilitation Program payments from USDA are expected to arrive in farmers’ pocketbooks this week. USDA says the funds will help farmers and producers negatively impacted by the year-and-a-half trade war with China. The National Farmers Union is urging USDA to address what they see as the program’s inequities, as well as establish a more permanent mechanism to ensure financial viability for family farmers. NFU President Roger Johnson…

Johnson added farmers will likely feel the aftermath of the trade war for many years to come. He says these federal payments are not sustainable…

National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson will retire next month after the group’s annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia.



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