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Market Facilitation Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Farm Service Agency
We evaluated FSA’s administration of MFP. Specifically, we evaluated FSA’s oversight of producer eligibility and certifications, as well as the accuracy of MFP payments.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Conduct a review of MFP policies and guidance to identify controls over producer self-certifications that could be strengthened and used in future programs to improve payment accuracy.

Conduct a review to evaluate the effects of using regularly captured data and automated processes on program vulnerabilities, and document the results for use in designing future programs.

Review the 21 producers with overpayments OIG identified as totaling $7,992, and establish bills for collection or other corrective actions, as appropriate.

Propose a plan with reasonable timeframes to periodically monitor whether any new or temporary FSA programs reliant on production evidence use or depart from using 1-NAP production evidence standards. The plan should ensure that departures from 1-NAP are documented and changes in policy are adequately communicated.