A coalition of 140 farm groups has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about two new provisions to the Emergency Relief Program. The concerns deal with a progressive payment factor used to prorate payments and the methold used to limit the premium refunds to ‘underserved’ producers. Neither provision were in the 2020 or 2021 ERP programs. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven also sent a letter to Vilsack regarding the recent changes.
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