Congress quickly reacts to MFP payment idea

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The battle over a continuing resolution funding the federal government may come at the expense of MFP payments to farmers.

Some House Democrats were pushing back on an effort to add more funding to the Commodity Credit Corporation to cover those payments, which now total about $28 billion.

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says there was quick reaction.

Johnson says there was bi-partisan opposition to cuts in MFP payments.

Johnson says he thinks they can work out the differences.

Johnson says that transparency had to keep individual privacy in mind.

Congress is set to be out of Washington the first two weeks of October.