USDA Extends 2018 Crop Production Certifications to May 17

The USDA has extended the deadline to May 17 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Payments will be issued only if eligible producers certify before the updated May 17 deadline.

The MFP provides payments to producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, hogs, fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds. Payments will be based on the producer’s certified total production of the MFP commodity multiplied by the MFP rate for that specific commodity. Producers can certify production through or by contacting their local FSA office.