National Farmers Union delegates approved six special orders of business at convention. These special orders will guide NFU government affairs priorities in the next year. Those special orders include a look at the 2020 election, the development of a mandatory dairy program, cooperatives and truth in meat labeling. Another special order of business would address quality adjustment factors as an option for crop insurance and develop an adequate funding permanent disaster program. Sharon, North Dakota farmer and delegate Ben Vig says last year was a challenge. “There’s one or two days of dry harvesting, but everything came off wet last year. We had wet barley, wheat, edible beans and soybeans. The corn is still in the field. We may have to try to harvest that this month.” The final special order focuses on climate change, supporting research and other incentives to help family farmers mitigate climate change and sequester carbon. Read more about the special orders of business.
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