Published: May 15, 2019


USDA HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO FRIDAY FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS TO CERTIFY 2018 CROP PRODUCTION FOR PAYMENTS THROUGH THE MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM, WHICH HELPS PRODUCERS WHO HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY FOREIGN TARIFFS, RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF TRADITIONAL EXPORTS. USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY EXTENDED THE DEADLINE BECAUSE HEAVY RAINFALL  HAS DELAYED HARVESTS IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, PREVENTING PRODUCERS FROM CERTIFYING ACRES. PAYMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY IF ELIGIBLE PRODUCERS CERTIFY BEFORE FRIDAY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO FARMERS DOT GOV.