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Subsidy Reform is Key to Farm Bill Passage
Subsidy reform could provide the path to passage of the farm bill.
Of the 62 Republicans who voted against the House farm bill, 40 voted for the crop insurance reform amendment offered by Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tom Petri (R-Wis.) If they’d had a chance, even more were likely to have voted for other farm subsidy reforms that were blocked from floor consideration by the House Rules Committee.
If 40 of the same Republicans who voted for crop insurance reform had voted for final passage, the bill would have narrowly passed.
Read more about subsidy reform on AgMag.
The Des Moines Register looks at how implementing conservation practices would help address severe flooding.
The Daily Yonder on the shifting attitude towards subsidies for Big-Ag.
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