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Thu Jul 31, 2014 06:10 AM CDT

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Hoeven: USDA Needs to Follow Up SCO for All Commodities in All Counties

Following the July 29 announcement by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) that it will begin new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) with the 2015 crop year, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., noted he recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the timely implementation of SCO for all insurable crops in all counties “in order to provide North Dakota farmers with this important risk management tool.”

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