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INDUSTRY ALERT | USDA Announces Details on Support for Growers

Today, USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced funding for walnut growers impacted by unjustified tariff retaliation and trade disruption. The funds are being made available through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), authorized under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The funding is part of the trade relief package, announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in May, which includes $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers and well as $100MM in Agriculture Trade Promotion funds for export market development. To date, the...

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