For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Eannello, 202.547.7800
NAWG Applauds Administration for Releasing Final Round of MFP Payments
Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments “aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations”.
Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, made the following statement in response:
“NAWG welcomes today’s news from the Administration fulfilling the support program farmers who have been impacted by the U.S.-China trade war. The MFP payments will provide necessary assistance to growers impacted by low prices resulting in part from tariffs.
“NAWG understands that the full benefits from the Phase One Deal with China will take time to be fully felt in the market. In the meantime, assistance through MFP is critically important given economic conditions in farm country.”
NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public