More than 220 National Farmers Union members were in Washington, D.C. this week for their annual legislative fly-in. In addition to time on Capitol Hill and USDA, Farmers Union members met with the top antitrust official at the Justice Department. Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish says competition is a serious issue for farmers. “With the supply chain shortages, the high price of fuel and fertilizer, a lot of that goes back to the consolidation within those industries and that must be addressed.” Wertish said farm bill priorities were also discussed. “We think there should be a permanent disaster program so when you get into the various disasters around the country you’d have a policy in place for funding.”
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