Some FSA Offices Unable to Process MFP Applications

"My county said we couldn’t even sign-up yet, said they haven’t got the paperwork for it.”

 

by Anna-Lisa Laca, AgWeb

Aug 08, 2019

 

The week after FSA opened sign-ups for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), farmers across the country are expressing frustration because many local offices are unable and unwilling to process MFP applications. An informal poll of 269 farmers shows 40% of them are unable to apply for the aid program.

 

Anna-Lisa Laca

@AnnaLaca1

 

 Are you able to sign up for MFP at your local office?

 

60%Yes

40%No

 

269 votes • Final results

10:51 AM - Aug 7, 2019

 

Some producers have been told the offices aren’t prepared for sign-ups.

 

“We can't get in to sign up until September 3rd.”

 

“My county said we couldn’t even sign-up yet, said they haven’t got the paperwork for it.”

 

“Our county won’t let us sign up until after the glitches are corrected on August 19th.”

 

“Local office won’t start ‘til bugs worked out.”

 

Others say their offices are scheduling appointments for the application process.

 

“My office made me an appointment yesterday for September 17th—said it takes a long time to verify everything. I guess the acres I already certified won't just transfer over.”

 

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