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VIDEO: John Hoeven holds roundtable discussion with N.D. ag producers to address concerns

Farmers and ranchers are stuggling with a variety of serious issues. From low prices to the growing demand for non GMO crops. Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., held a roundtable discussion with several ag producers this week about many of those topics...

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Farmers and ranchers are stuggling with a variety of serious issues. From low prices to the growing demand for non GMO crops.

Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., held a roundtable discussion with several ag producers this week about many of those topics. They questioned the senator about the Waters of the U.S. Rule, concerns about anhydrous ammonia storage, the Ag Risk Coverage Program, the potential for sugar imports from Cuba and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

A big concern is the proposed $18 billion cut to crop insurance in Obama's budget submission. Since 2008, the Obama administration has taken $12 billion our of crop insurance, so Congress specifically put language in the farm bill that says the administration cannot take funding out of crop insurance. Hoeven says, he'll fight the cuts, but it could be tough.

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