FSA to host info meet on Monday

The Huntington County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, located at 631 E. Taylor St. in Huntington. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

USDA is taking action to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. FSA will administer the MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers starting Sept. 4, 2018.

The initial MFP payment will be calculated by multiplying 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production by the applicable MFP rate. If CCC announces a second MFP payment period, the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production will be subject to the second MFP payment rate.