In Monday’s roundtable discussion, North Dakota farmers and commodity groups asked Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce to clarify details of the Market Facilitation Program 2.0. North Dakota Soybean Growers Association president Joe Ericson asked if basis is factored into the payment. “He thought it was, but he wasn’t quite sure,” says Ericson. “We’ll find out more information as more details on the formula are released.” North Dakota Corn Growers Association president Randy Melvin says there are some hiccups with the program on the local level being worked out. Prevent planting and cover crops were also addressed at the roundtable. Farmers asked if USDA would consider extending the August 1 deadline to October 1 to plant cover crops. Fordyce said the deadline is in place to be a fair program. Listen to the story.