He does understand the payments received this year are for 2016 ? Or does he ? Does he also understand these payments aren't evenly spread across the growing areas ? Here in central MN there are a block of counties that haven't received a payment in the past two years, and won't this year or next. So if you live in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright, you're on your own, with no payments coming again this year.