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Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019
The office of Dusty Johnson

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019
The office of Dusty Johnson

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

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