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Veteran Advisor

Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

Here is the FSA page that shows if you are eligible and what you have to do to apply for trade mitigation payments.




"Only producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, or hogs are eligible for the Market Facilitation Program at this time.

Producers also must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an ownership interest in the commodity and be actively engaged in farming 
  • Have an average adjusted gross income or AGI for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than $900,000 per year
  • Comply with the provisions of the “Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation” regulations, often called the conservation compliance provisions

Download the Market Facilitation Program fact sheet (PDF, 50.8 KB)for more information."




Prepare for your visit to the service center

Producers who have not participated in a USDA program should contact their local USDA service center to establish farm records. To establish a farm tract number, be sure to bring the following items:

Green checked checkboxProof of identity such as driver’s license or Social Security number/card
Green checked checkboxCopy of recorded deed, survey plat, rental, or lease agreement of the land (You do not have to own property to participate in USDA programs.)
Green checked checkboxArticles of incorporation, estate, or trust documents for entities

For the Market Facilitation Program specifically, we also recommend that you bring:

Green checked checkboxVerifiable and reliable production records by crop, type, practice, intended use, and acres if not already on file

During your visit, you may need to complete or update the following forms for your farm records:

  • CCC-941 – Reports your average adjusted gross income for programs where income restrictions apply
    (Note: This form does not apply to the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.)
  • AD-1026 – Ensures a conservation plan is in place before lands with highly erodible soils are farmed, identified wetland areas are protected, and conservation compliance provisions are met
  • CCC-901 – Identifies members of a farm or ranch that is a legal entity

You may also need to complete:

  • FSA-578 – Identifies crops, intended and actual uses of the crop, and if the crops are irrigated/non-irrigated (required for MFP crop applications)
  • SF-1199A – Direct Deposit identifies the financial institution you wish to use to receive your MFP payment.

I'd like to say I'm not eligible because I make too much money, but sadly that is not the case.  😞

However, I will probably not apply as I don't care to execute the AD-1026.  I do all the practices but I don't figure I need the government to come out and check them.  My loss, I guess.  That's alright.

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

I`ve heard they`re going to go on actual 2018 production which is bull crap, it opens the door to all kinds of cheating.   Why not go "county average yield X the number of bean acres you certify this year?  A lot less monkey business and less chance of a bin of 2017 beans magically becoming "2018 beans" and bin measuring  and yada yada.   And forget the penny on corn, the government needs that worse than we do....shoot a penny isn`t even worth cheating for   🙂

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Honored Advisor

Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

Whata hokie word we live in.


Got this in email today............ filed it with my last UFO sighting data.......




USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

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Esteemed Advisor

Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

SW   -  is  this  comparable  to  the     K D A   -   Livestock   Water   Supply   Financial   Assistance   Initiative,   deal  I  was  reviewing  in  the  farms  news  article ?


I  was  under  the  impression  the  state  was  having  economic  contentions  -  maybe  not  ? 


Article  stated  up  to  $6000.oo  was  available  due  to  drought  symptoms  ? 


Wondering  what  the  word  UNJUSTIFIED  covers  ?  

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Honored Advisor

Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

I just thouht the title was very funny.


Trumps speaking style must be catching on at usda.:)

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Honored Advisor

Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

It happened to me in a gas station in colorado   🙂

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Re: Applying For Trade Retaliation Mitigation Payments

It all started when he hit me back!    Typical childhood antics.  

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