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Senate Misses Chance for Real Reform of Federal Crop Insurance Program

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Senate missed an opportunity today to make real reforms to the federal crop insurance program when it voted to end debate on the farm bill and move the legislation to final passage next week, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.

Click here for the full statement.

MUST WATCH: MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell calls out Rep. Stephen Fincher’s (R-Tenn.) hypocrisy during his Rewrite segment.

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Huff Post Live features EWG’s Don Carr talking about farm subsidies and SNAP.

The Washington Examiner has more on the Member of Congress from Iowa who receive farm subsides.

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@JeffFortenberry Helped introduce bipartisan legislation to protect fragile farm land & enhance conservation goals in America: http://1.usa.gov/186ZDdy 

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