New Jersey Market Facilitation Program Meetings – Aid to assist farmers from economic effect of retaliatory tariffs

04 Sep 2018, Posted by admin in Economics and Prices, Meetings and Events

On August 27th the Farm Service Agency announced details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to assist farmers with the economic effects of retaliatory tariffs on their bottom line. The New Jersey Farm Service Agency will be holding informational meetings throughout New Jersey to educate farmers about MFP and to allow them to sign up for the program. For more information on MFP, including eligible crops and initial payment rates click here or see the MFP Fact Sheet by clicking here.

Please note: Beginning September 4th of this year, MFP applications will be available online at www.farmers.gov/mfp. Producers will also be able to submit their MFP applications in person, by email, fax, or by mail.

FSA will be taking applications at each meeting and you may apply at the event even if you are not serviced out of that office. We recommend, but do not require, that you bring with you verifiable or reliable production evidence for eligible crops for which harvest has been completed (i.e. wheat)

Meeting Information:

North Jersey: Wednesday, September 12th at 9:00 AM

Central Jersey: Thursday September 13th at 7:30 PM

South Jersey: Tuesday, September 18th at 9:00 AM 

For information contact your
local office if you have any questions.