Market Facilitation Program Enrollment Deadline Set for Jan. 15, 2019; Secretary Announces Second Payment

Nebraska Farm Service Agency offices across the state are working with producers on implementation of the Market Facilitation Program, the details of which were announced by Secretary Perdue on Aug. 27, 2018. Program sign-up is open and an application must be made by Jan. 15, 2019, even though total 2018 production numbers which are necessary to complete the application can be provided to FSA through May 1, 2019. The main impacted crops in Nebraska include corn, soybeans, sorghum and wheat. Pork and dairy producers also are eligible for assistance, within program parameters.

A fact sheet outlining the program can be accessed by clicking here.

The announcement detailing the release of the second round of payments can be found by clicking here. It is important to note that producers who have already completed their MFP application, including certification of their 2018 total production, do not have to take any additional action to receive the second payment. However, there is no way to determine when payments will arrive in producers' accounts.

If you have not already enrolled in the Market Facilitation Program, and would like additional information on the program, you are encouraged to contact your county FSA office as soon as possible. To find your local office, please click on "County Offices" in the lefthand corner of this page. 

Nebraska FSA Producer Newsletter
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FSA Loan Servicing Options

There are options for Farm Service Agency loan customers experiencing financial stress. If you are a borrower who is unable to make payments on a loan, contact your local FSA Farm Loan Manager to learn about the options available to you.

Primary and Preservation Loan Servicing for Delinquent FSA Borrowers Fact Sheet

Drought and Disaster Assistance Information

Implementation of disaster programs, authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, is a top priority for USDA.

FSA Disaster Assistance Programs at a Glance – Fact Sheet

Nebraska Counties With Disaster Declarations, Eligibility for Emergency Loans
Additional Drought Information and Links

From the Nebraska FSA State Executive Director:

Our primary mission is to help Nebraska farmers and ranchers secure financial assistance from USDA programs through accurate, timely and efficient program delivery.

Nebraska FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Nebraska producers. The hard-working men and women of our FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office about how we can be of service. Our website can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.

In the event you need additional assistance that you can't get from the local level, please don't hesitate to contact me the State FSA Office at the address or phone number listed below.

With regards,

Nancy Johner, Nebraska FSA State Executive Director

Contact us at:

7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: 402-437-5581
Fax: 844-930-0237