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US: PCN committee considering compensating affected growers

Discussions among members of an Idaho State Department of Agriculture pale cyst nematode program advisory committee have turned toward compensating growers for past and future hardships due to farming under quarantine. The growers and industry leaders on the committee, who met Dec. 8, acknowledge finding the funding will be a challenge. “We feel like there ought to be some help there that at least keeps a person whole as they grow through this,” said Bryan Searle, a Shelley farmer on the committee who has fields under quarantine, speaking on behalf of other affected growers. More

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