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Sen. Cramer: USDA Extends MFP, DMC Application Deadlines to December 20

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will continue to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) through December 20, 2019.

“The extreme weather in North Dakota has caused several challenges for our producers,” said Senator Cramer. “I thank Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary Northey for recognizing this and making it easier for the agriculture community to apply for the resources they need.”

According to USDA, the Market Facilitation Program is part of a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

The Dairy Margin Coverage program, says USDA, offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. 

Visit the MFP webpage and the DMC webpage for more information.

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