Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, brought together North Dakota producers, agriculture leaders and officials from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to discuss the additional disaster assistance he secured for farmers impacted by severe weather.

“With everything our farmers are working to overcome, this additional $1.5 billion in disaster assistance is an important step in providing certainty and helping them maintain their operations,” said Hoeven. “Our efforts in the Agriculture Appropriations bill were all about ensuring there was enough funding in place to help our farmers recover. Further, we worked to provide broad enough coverage to help producers with the wide range of challenges they face, from excessive moisture affecting grains to sugar beets frozen in the ground.”