Market Facilitation Program
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing new regulations to implement MFP. MFP provides assistance for producers with commodities that have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The imposition of tariffs by other countries on U.S. agricultural products, among other actions, are disrupting marketing of agricultural commodities and are outside of the control of the agricultural producers who are being negatively impacted.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
This section authorizes CCC to assist in the disposition of surplus commodities and to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic markets or by developing or aiding in the development of new and additional markets, marketing facilities, and uses for such commodities., Title CCC Commodity Credit Act, Section 5
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
A producer must be in compliance with highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation provisions, commonly referred to as the conservation compliance provisions. Other eligibility requirements also apply A producer's average adjusted gross income may not exceed $900,000.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
A payment will be issued on the first 50 percent of the producer's total production of the commodity. MFP payments are capped per person or legal entity as follows: o A combined $125,000 for eligible crop commodities o A combined $125,000 for dairy production and hogs. o A combined $125,000 for fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds. MFP payments do not count against other 2014 Farm Bill payment limitations.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 90 to 120 days.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The assistance will be used to provide payments to help producers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Records are to be maintained for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available from September 4, 2018 through January 15, 2019 Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0512
Washington, DC 20250-0512 US
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 18$52,000,000.00; FY 19 est $11,948,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature