With the new Market Facilitation Program payments, each county rate will be determined by the impact felt by the trade war. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Vice President Jamie Beyer, who farms at Wheaton, says this should benefit areas that depend on exports. “Where we are in west-central Minnesota, our crops go by rail to the Pacific Northwest,” said Beyer. “We have a lot of folks in Minnesota and across the border in North Dakota in the same boat and our basis is really awful, too. An argument could be made that we’re impacted more directly and harshly.”
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