North Dakota farmers call on congress for more help

(Bismarck, ND) -- Farmers throughout the Peace Garden State are calling on Congress to provide them with more help.  

Federal lawmakers recently advanced a temporary government budget, extending the Farm Bill.  

The measure, which initially expired earlier this fall, sets spending levels for agricultural and food assistance programs every five years.  

The National Sustainable Agriculture Commission told the Minot Daily News that Congress should add new investments by early next year.  

The North Dakota Farmers Union is also asking for stronger agriculture safety nets and enhanced disaster programs.