Johnson says farmers would rather sell crops than receive payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Ag Department will send out the second round of Market Facilitation Payments to producers by Thanksgiving.

This one will be just under 8 billion dollars and this year the federal government will pay out about 14 and a half billion dollars.

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the payments are a slim replacement for selling crops.

Johnson says the payments are designed to be a carry over for many producers.

Johnson says the next payment is scheduled for January.

Producers can sign up for MFP payments at their area FSA office through Dec. 6.