Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleChina Drops Restrictions on U.S. PoultryNext articleChina Drops Restrictions on U.S. Poultry and Sec Sonny Talks Trade on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’ Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’The second round of Market Facilitation Payments could begin hitting mailboxes this week. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement on Friday. This first payment received was 50% of the total MFP payment to producers. This next payment will be half of that.Speaking to farm broadcasters in Kansas City, Perdue said, “I think there was anxiety, and once the first payments got announced where we’re going to have the second tranche, I’m sure after this next week when the second tranche goes out we’ll be talking about, ‘Are we going to have the third tranche?’ And it’s an interesting question.”Many farmers have already asked that question as the trade dispute with China lingers on and the status of a phase one trade deal changes daily (and likely will until it’s actually signed). Perdue says another interesting question is, “If we get a trade deal, what is the expectation from the producer community over that and what’s the expectation from 2020?”For Perdue, “I personally don’t want us to get entitled for other Market Facilitation payments. I think farmers said from the very beginning, and I believe them, they’d rather have trade than aid, and I hope we get trade. So, I’m hoping to get a deal, a trade deal, that moves the markets in a very positive way.”If realized, Perdue says that the numbers they are discussing with China would classify this as a major trade deal.“The purchase quantities are double what they’ve ever bought before. Now, you know, the proof’s in the pudding. We want to see the contracts. We want to see the orders here, not just the commitment. But if we have China buying twice as much as they’ve ever bought before, that ought to move the markets. It ought to move the markets significantly.”As for Perdue’s confidence level that a deal gets done? He says he’s hopeful but wouldn’t say he’s optimistic yet. Though, he did joke, that if this deal happens, he might just have to return to farming.Subscribe to our free daily newsletter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 17, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’ Leave this field empty if you’re human: last_img read more

Weapon found in murder investigation

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsWeapon found in murder investigationBy admin – April 15, 2009 487 Previous articleThird person detained in murder investigationNext articleJet makes emergency landing at Shannon admin Linkedin Email WhatsAppcenter_img A rifle and parts of another gunhave been discovered during the ongoing Roy Collins murder probe. Two men and a woman  remain in custody in relation to the murder of the 35-year-old father of two. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hundreds of people in Limerick have signed books of condolence amid calls for an end to the killings in the city. Facebook Print Advertisementlast_img read more