USDA outlines rules on prevent planting

USDA outlines rules on prevent planting

Rains that have severely de–layed corn and soybean planting have left many farmers in Iowa and other Corn Belt states with a flood of questions on how unplanted acres would be treated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $16 billion Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and the recently signed disaster bill, which allocated $3 billion to aid agriculture.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue last week tried to provide answers to some of farmers’ questions with a statement and a question and answer document.

In the USDA document, which...

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