Farmers are digesting the details of the county rate payments in the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program. Valley City, North Dakota farmer and American Soybean Association director Monte Peterson was in Washington D.C. for the announcement. “We have to let this sink in a little bit. I think there will be some follow up conversation once we digest the data.” Trade is still a major concern for farmers. “China is the big elephant in the room. We have to address it. That’s really a primary focus for me and fellow directors at ASA.”
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