Corn farmers: Contact the White House today to stress need for adequate trade assistance

Minnesota Harvest

Friday’s announcement that the Trump Administration is increasing the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China’s retaliatory tariffs, could not have come at a worse time for corn farmers, bringing more uncertainty to markets and impacting commodity prices.

In an effort to ease this impact, the Administration is now pursuing a second round of trade assistance for agriculture with the intent of making an announcement in the next few days. As you’ll recall, the previous Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payment rate for corn farmers was just one cent per bushel.

A penny didn’t cut it then and won’t cut it now. Take action and send your message to President Trump today.

On top of trade disputes and tariffs, EPA granting RFS waivers to oil refiners, devastating weather conditions, stagnant farm incomes, and crumbling infrastructure have all created a perfect storm for agriculture.

Tell the President that one penny won’t provide the market certainty that farmers need to stay afloat during these challenging times:

Email the White House today by clicking here.

Or call the White House: 202-456-1111
Remain on the line to speak to an operator, and request to leave message for President Trump.

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