Attention Cotton Growers: USDA California Farm Service Agency has the Market Facilitation Program that provides payments to cotton producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports.
- Growers Must sign up by January 15
- 2018 production not required at sign up
- 2018 production must be submitted by May 1, 2019
- Visit www.farmers.gov/mfp for more information
- To Sign up please contact your local FSA Office
USDA launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Cotton Producers are eligible to sign up for the Program. MFP provides payments to cotton producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports.
The sign-up period for MFP runs through Jan. 15, 2019, with information and instructions provided at www.farmers.gov/mfp. A payment will be issued on 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for a specific commodity. A second payment period, if warranted, will be determined by the USDA.
For a list of initial MFP payments rates, view the MFP Fact Sheet.
MFP applications are available online at www.farmers.gov/mfp. Applications can be completed at a local FSA office or submitted electronically either by scanning, emailing, or faxing. To locate or contact your local FSA office, visit www.farmers.gov.