Gulleson Gulleson Attends Fargo Ag Forum

U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson joined U.S. Senate Candidate Heidi Heitkamp and Chair of the Senate Ag­riculture Committee Senator Debbie Stabenow at an agriculture forum in Fargo.

“You know what we need and what would help?” said Sen. Stabenow. “A

Congressperson from North Dakota jumping up and down on the floor of the House say­ing, ‘We need a Farm Bill.’”

“I will be that advocate in the House for North Dakota’s farm­ers and ranch­ers,” said Gulle­son. “I’m in full agreement with Sen. Stabenow that we need to get a Farm Bill passed as soon as possible. Without a Farm Bill, North Dakota agriculture producers will be placed in a precarious position as they plan for the coming year.”

Much of the conversation focused on the face that unless it is passed in a timely way, the Farm Bill could also be subject to sequestration, which could mean huge cuts for essential programs like crop insurance.

“Last year over 6 million acres of crops went unplanted in North Dakota

due to natural disasters in the state. But this spring our farmers were able to get in their tractors and put in a crop, because they had crop insurance,” said Gulleson. “The Farm Bill program we had in place made sure that one dev­astating year didn’t derail the family farmers in our state.”

Pam Gulle­son is a life-long resident of North Da­kota. Pam and her husband Bill operate a farm and ranch near Rutland with their sons, where they also operate a cattle feedlot and cus­tom spraying business. Pam was a legislator, representing District 26 for 16 years in the ND House of Representatives and was State Direc­tor for Senator Byron Dorgan.

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