ND Crop Farmers Expected to Get Greatest Amount of Disaster Aid

USDA plans to use $6 billion for the first phase of the Emergency Relief Program, a significant chunk of the money Congress approved for crop disaster relief last September. North Dakota farmers are expected to get $915 million total. That’s the most of any state in the country. USDA expects Minnesota and South Dakota’s total payments at $418 million and $455 million, respectively.