Iowa, Illinois Surpass Billion-Dollar Mark in Trade Aid

The USDA is expected to make a decision soon about whether to issue a third round of Market Facilitation Program payments. If authorized, checks would start going out this month. USDA’s Farm Service Agency has paid out nearly $11 billion in 2019, with Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota receiving the most. A breakdown of state totals:

Arkansas: $330 million
Illinois: nearly $1.1 billion
Indiana: $542 million
Iowa: $1.18 billion
Kentucky: $172 million
Michigan: $194 million
Minnesota: $801 million
Missouri: $472 million
Nebraska: $716 million
Ohio: $389 million
South Dakota: $400 million
Tennessee: $176 million
Wisconsin: $254 million
Source: Brownfield Ag News