Farmers Need More From Farm Bill

FARM BILL

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ALBERT LEA, MN — Last night, we told you a scaled down version of the Farm Bill has passed the house.

But, closer to home, Ag Leaders tell us some other issues need to be addressed.

That includes preventative planting, which states cover crops need to be harvested after November first for insurance reasons.

With a shortage of food for livestock, leaders tell us that date should be changed to help livestock farmers.
“If they dealt with that right now, like if they did a one year exemption to remove that November first date, that would be so awesome for all these dairy producers and beef producers and people with sheep,” Freeborn County FSA Executive Director Lee Crawford said. “Anybody who needs forage out there, cause there is such a shortage.”

He says that feed shortage covers portions of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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