Category Archives: Agriculture and Natural Resources

Market Facilitation Program 2019 County Per Acre Payment Rate

  Assistance through the Market Facilitation Program is based on a single county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019. Those per-acre payments are not dependent on which of those crops are planted in 2019. A producer’s total payment-eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of unjustified trade retaliation in that county. The following crops are eligible for payment under this single county payment rate: alfalfa… Read More →

Howdy ! I hope everybody is doing well.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I am Greg Baker, the County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources here in Calhoun County.  I was formally employed by the Texas Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Inspector for the past 27 years.  Some of you may have had an encounter with me at some point in my past career, good, bad or indifferent.   When this position came available for County Extension Agent, I thought to myself that… Read More →