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The Market Facilitation Program [pdf] (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and is under the administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).

From the Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database:

“…Total Market Facilitation Program payments in Missouri totaled $432 million from 2018-2019…”

USDA subsidy information for Hartzler Farms Inc, Harrisonville, MO 64701

Market Facilitation Program – Corn [2018] $800
Market Facilitation Program – Soybeans [2018] $104,794
Market Facilitation Program – Wheat [2018] $3,322

Total Market Facilitation Program [2018] $108,916

In August of 2018:

A Conversation with President Trump about Trade
August 3, 2018 Press Release

HARRISONVILLE, MO – Last week I had the opportunity to visit with the President about the challenges our farmers and ranchers are facing and the implications of increased tariffs. Although it is clear we must put a stop to China’s blatant violation of international trade laws, the current situation is precarious for rural America, and we need to open other markets to help offset our losses as soon as possible.

In my conversation with the President, I stressed that Missouri farmers are patriots who understand the need for better trade deals that are both free and fair. They love America and are willing to hang tough to help make our nation stronger. However, farm country is hurting. Over the past five years, we have seen a fifty percent decrease in net farm income stemming from persistently low commodity prices. The ag community can only handle so much. Farmers need to see substantial progress in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, new market access for their goods, and certainty that new trading patterns lead to long term growth.


Evidently, on a personal level for Representative Hartzler (r), $108,916.00 in 2018 Market Facilitation Program subsidies helps.

The application [pdf] (yes, you had to apply) for the 2018 Market Facilitation Program subsidy opened in September 2018.

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [2015 file photo].