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Farm bill progress announced

Farm bill negotiators — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn. — have reached an agreement in principle on a new farm bill.

This welcome news for agriculture as the push to get a bill done in 2018 continues.

“It’s imperative that farmers and rural communities have a new farm bill this year,” said Lynn Chrisp, National Corn Growers Association president. “NCGA is grateful for today’s announcement that sets the steps in motion to ensure that happens. Our grower members have been making phone calls and sending emails to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to reach a deal before year’s end. We thank them for heeding this call and look forward to fully reviewing the conference agreement.”

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