The North Dakota Farmers Union held its annual convention in Bismarck Dec. 9th and 10th.
"The theme -- farm income, primarily," said Farmers Union president Mark Watne.
Watne said it has been a challenging year for farmers. He said yields are up, but crop prices are down – and input costs haven’t come down as much as farmers would like to see.
"Crude oil prices are down, but we would like to see a litle more decline in input prices," Watne said. "To rely on excellent yields to cover your bills -- that's pretty speculative. I don't think any farm can sustain that."