According to lobbyist Jim Callan, it wasn’t just the North Dakota Grain Growers Association who met with USDA last week. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association also met with USDA leaders on Thursday to discuss quality and prevent plant. “One of the key issues for corn farmers is if they’ll be able to claim prevent planting for 2020, when they have their 2019 crop still in the field Their general answer is yes, but it will determined on a case-by-case basis. We believe that was promising to hear.” When it comes to quality, Callan says the USDA will need to determine the formula for the WHIP plus program. The Risk Management Agency is developing a quality loss option for crop insurance, potentially taking effect in 2021. Callan says the North Dakota Grain Growers Association will be back in Washington D.C. this week to discuss quality loss formulas more in detail. “We’re meeting with the North Dakota Congressional delegation, Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre and the Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce. We’re going to make the rounds again and touch on the key issues.”
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