Crop insurance, disaster aid and the Dairy Margin Coverage program are on the minds of Minnesota farmers as work begins on the 2023 Farm Bill. During Monday’s field hearing in Northfield, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association President Bob Worth said lawmakers should not tie any conservation efforts to the crop insurance title. “Let it stand alone.” Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen said Congress should build on the 2018 Farm Bill and make improvements. “I’d like to thank you for the support for mental health for farmers in the last farm bill. The drought last year also really highlighted things we need to change and update in the bill. Some of the programs don’t work as well.” Watch the hearing.
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