Signal to Noise: Will USDA Avoid Skewing Planting Decisions?

03:16PM May 24, 2019
DC Signal to Noise
( Farm Journal )

USDA and the the White House this week unveiled version 2.0 of a tariff aid plan, opting for a single, unified payment for all Title I crops instead of last year's per-bushel, per crop payment. Will the new framework avoid altering planting intentions? Pro Farmer Washington analyst Jim Wiesemeyer, policy writer Anna-Lisa Laca and Farm Journal News Director John Herath analyze details of the new Market Facilitation Program in this week's DC Signal to Noise podcast. They also look at what the new MFP means for the future of China trade talks.