More than two weeks ago, farmers and agriculture groups met in Fargo, North Dakota for a roundtable to discuss ways to the late planting season. “We checked in with FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux this last week,” said North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. “The basic concept is for farmers that plant beyond the final planting date, we’d provide some assistance from the Commodity Credit Corporation or other assistance from the USDA to cover the discount they take for each day past the end date. This incentivizes farmers to plant a crop and not take prevent plant.” North Dakota Soybean Growers Association President Kasey Bitz said “the wheels are in motion, but they need to speed up fast.”
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