Cold snap underlines need for adequate crop insurance, NAWG leader says

From the Capital Press

Cold weather that damaged wheat across the central and southern Plains and southern Midwest illustrates the need for a new farm bill with adequate crop insurance coverage, a National Association of Wheat Growers leader says.

Gordon Stoner, a Montana farmer and president of NAWG, cited “unusually cold temperatures and snowy conditions,” with damage to about one-quarter of the hard red wheat belt in the central Plains and winter kill in southern Indiana, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Read the rest of the story here.