The Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers met on Wednesday ahead of the Prairie Grains Conference. MAWG members discussed and approved updates to existing resolutions. Recently elected president Gary Anderson says farmers would like some updates to crop insurance. “There was a problem with quality and falling numbers on wheat this year. Crop insurance doesn’t necessarily take that into account as far as yield. They reduce yield based on the quality of wheat. Our resolutions state maybe the Risk Management Agency should use the exact preliminary yield in total bushels as our production for the year.” National Association of Wheat Growers Vice-President of Policy and Communications Josh Tonsager says there’s work being done on the topic in Washington D.C. “USDA is giving farmers an option to remove a low quality year from their Actual Production History, but they’re aiming for that in the 2021 crop year.”
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