- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The president of the North Dakota Farmers Union says a massive farm bill set for a U.S. House floor vote Wednesday would give producers the certainty they need to make long-term planning decisions.

Mark Watne (WAHT’-nee) says the legislation contains several provisions that will help North Dakota farmers and ranchers, including crop insurance and the reauthorization of livestock disaster programs.

Farm-state lawmakers have been working for more than two years to get a new five-year farm bill passed. Watne says he’s confident that the compromise version of the Senate and House farm bills will be passed.

The North Dakota Farmers Union has about 40,000 members.


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