With the one-year extension of the farm bill, North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne is worried that a lot of the advocacy work may be lost. “The good news is we have some predictability for what farmers and ranchers can sign up for next year. The bad news is we put a lot of work into ARC and PLC reference prices, crop insurance, and developing livestock programs so we hope that doesn’t get lost in the meantime.” Watne is hoping the farm bill can be addressed before the elections take over as a priority. “Hopefully, we get it far enough along, so that we don’t have to extend it again.”
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