Farm bill field hearings are scheduled to begin this spring. Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish says crop insurance must be preserved. The climate debate will also be part of the farm bill discussion. “Agriculture can play a huge role in climate change, whether it is cover crops o higher blends of ethanol,” Wertish told RRFN. “That’s probably one of the biggest issues in front of us and it should be.” At the National Farmers Union Convention, Wertish said ag concentration is the issue that is in front of farmers and rural communities. “It makes it very hard on the small communities.”
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