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How to Enroll in the Market Facilitation Program

At the National Pecan Federation's request, USDA-Farm Service Agency created this write up to explain how pecan producers can enroll.

Two rows of green and vibrant pecan trees at an orchard in Georgia.

Bostick pecan farm near Camilla, Georgia. (Photo by Blair Krebs)

Pecans are an eligible specialty crop under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency. MFP assists farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of trade retaliation from foreign nations. Pecan producers have until Dec. 6 to enroll in MFP.

Pecan producers who have not participated in FSA programs should follow the steps below to register your farm:

  1. Make an appointment with your local FSA office by visiting to find your local FSA office. 
  2. Prepare the following documents to bring to your appointment:
    • Proof of identity
      • Drivers License
      • Social Security Card
      • Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification (EID) Number
    • Proof of farm/ranch ownership (if recording ownership)
        • Copy of recorded deed
      • Leases
    • Entity Identification Status (if recording entity)
        • Articles of incorporation
        • Trust and estate documents
        • Partnership agreement

Your local FSA office will sit down with you one-on-one to review your documents and register your farm. Registering your farm then allows you to apply for FSA programs.

After determining your program eligibility, an FSA employee will walk you through the MFP application process. Pecans fall into the specialty crop category so payments will be based on 2019 acres of nut-bearing plants. 

Be prepared to report acreage devoted to pecans for the 2019 crop year. If pecan acreage was not previously reported to FSA or for crop insurance purposes, a nominal late-filing fee will be assessed to record your pecan acreage with FSA.

More information can be found on, including payment information and a program application.

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