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“We have to write the bill,” Johnson said. “There’s a number of aspects of this bill we will be address-ing. I’m going to do everything I can to advocate for the 15th District farmers.”
Farmers’ payments, trade and the federal budget are among top concerns for area farmers.
Largely as a result of demand for ethanol as fuel, farmers have been able to receive higher prices for corn. Soybean prices also have risen in recent months.
“Prices aren’t always going to be at the level they are now,” said Jim Reed, a corn and soybeans farmer from Monticello. “When they’re not, we need some kind of protection.”