The goal is to get the farm bill across the finish line before the end of the year. North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne says the funding will be the biggest hurdle. “Everywhere I go people are talking about making sure the baseline dollars are enough so we can write a program that functions and works.” Watne said he expects the crop insurance program will remain status quo. “We think that there might be a dual option for ARC and PLC where you sign up for both or qualify for both and we’re hoping to get the reference prices more reflective of the cost of putting crop in.”
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