During an appearance on an Agri-Pulse program, North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer said cattle producers do not have an adequate safety net to deal with the drought. “There’s some relief in the form of things like the Livestock Indemnity Program, but for people to benefit from that the cow has to die when you own it and people to raise cows to die; it is somewhat of a warped system.” Cramer cited the need for opening CRP ground for emergency haying and grazing, which is not allowed until the prime nesting season is completed August 1. “We clearly have some programs that are designed to work, but are not working.”
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