The talk of trade was buzzing in the hallways as members gathered for the annual North Dakota Farmers Union Convention. NDFU President Mark Watne says the trade dispute has been a hit to agriculture. “It will take some time to resolve it. My suspicions always rise with the previous announcements, but hopefully we can see a response from the marketplace to help farmers with these poor prices.” During Watne’s address to over 600 members in attendance, the focus was Farmers Union Proud. “There are both long and short range challenges in agriculture,” says Watne. “We can’t ignore the long range, which is farmers are extremely good at producing. If prices are going to decline because of excess supply, we need a stronger farm program and one that can deal with trade crises.” Listen to the interview with Watne. Also, learn more about the special orders adopted by NDFU members.