At the conclusion of Friday’s roundtable, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said he’ll reach out to the Risk Management Agency. “Is there something we can do either with crop insurance or the USDA to incentivize farmers to plant the crop, find some way to mitigate the discount on crop insurance? We’ll pursue that aggressively, because we have a short time to get this done.” Hoeven is also focused on double-cropping. “In years past when we’ve had prevent plant, the ground has been hayed or grazed for livestock. With the need for food this year, is there a way to convince the USDA to allow double-cropping?”
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