North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne issued the following statement today after President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill:

“We applaud our congressional delegation and the bipartisan work of the conference committee in getting a farm bill to the President before year’s end. This gives farmers some certainty moving forward in very uncertain economic times. We appreciate the strong crop insurance component in the bill and adjustments made to existing farm programs, including ARC, and FSA loan limits.

“Our country needs a strong farm bill to establish food security for our nation, and safety nets for farmers and the hungry among us who rely daily on SNAP benefits to eat. The richest country in the world can afford to feed its people.”