North Dakota Senator John Hoeven hosted a Farm Bill roundtable in Mandan, with FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. Hoeven says it’s important to have FSA input. “Not only do they administer the farm programs, but they have important input to add.” Other attendees include North Dakota Farm Service Agency Executive Director Marcy Svenningsen and Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring. With western North Dakota having a larger focus on livestock, Hoeven says he wanted perspectives from both ends of the state. “In the valley, the sugar program is important and the crop programs. And while those crop programs are important out west, other livestock focused ones like the Livestock Indemnity Program, Livestock Forage Program, and others need to be strengthened in the next farm bill.”
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