Agricultural leaders from the United States recently attended the general assembly of the World Farmers Organisation. During the meeting, North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne presented information about crop insurance in the U.S. and shared ideas on farmer-owned concepts. “There really aren’t crop insurance programs in many other countries. So, they’re looking at how to get the structure and data necessary for a successful program,” says Watne “I shared examples of how ours worked in the U.S., looking at it from a revenue assurance and a yield assurance standpoint.” In general, there was discussion at the assembly about how farmers around the world are impacted by low commodity prices. Also representing the U.S. in Russia were National Farmers Union General Counsel Dave Velde and Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish. Wertish was appointed to the chair the newly formed WFO livestock working group.
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