Quality loss adjustments in the WHIP+ program is on the wish list for local corn farmers. North Dakota Corn Growers Association director Drew Courtney thinks quality loss adjustments need to include test weight loss and foreign material loss as well. “We were advocating for using the USDA grade standard to help govern producers with their quality losses.” Courtney attended Thursday’s roundtable discussion with Senator Hoeven. Courtney says USDA is trying to keep things as simple as possible and it’s a work in progress. “It will be tricky, because every farmer has a different situation. Someone may have an ok test weight, but still have foreign matter issues. That’s where we think the USDA grading standard would help the best.”
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