Following Thursday’s announcement from USDA on the Market Facilitation Program, North Dakota farmers are doing their best to digest the details. Hurdsfield, North Dakota farmer and North Dakota Grain Growers Association president Jeff Mertz explains his thoughts. “I think it was a step in the right direction,” he says. “It didn’t put one commodity group against another and it shouldn’t impact planting as much. It’s better than just having the three major commodities, though there are still lots of unknowns.”
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