North Dakota Farmers Union is calling for accelerated Market Facilitation Program payments for farmers, rather than delaying further payouts until November and January. In a statement, NDFU President Mark Watne stressed that farmers need income now, as that cash will help with operating loans and minimizing interest. Additionally, the farm group is asking for removal of the $3 billion nationwide cap on the USDA WHIP-plus disaster program. Currently, 42 of 51 counties in North Dakota quality for that program.
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