USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey confirms with the Red River Farm Network the way the new Market Facilitation Program is structured requires a planting of acres to participate. Northey acknowledges other support available for farmers considering prevent plant, suggesting the disaster bill could help. “There’s a lot of folks in a lot of states growing different crops being impacted by the wet weather,” he says. “The Congressional leaders and members are hearing about it. There’s a lot of attention in Congress as they consider what they can do to help. We also want to be able to deliver whatever kind of program they put together.”
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