Bill seeks to improve ARC-CO program

A recently introduced bill in the U.S. Senate is designed to improve USDA’s Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) program in the farm bill, and it is drawing strong support from farm organizations, including the American Farm Bureau.

The legislation, introduced in late October by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, is designed to strengthen the farm safety net, as farmers are struggling with low commodity prices and negative margins. Read the rest of the story here.