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Farm Bill Introduced in U.S. House

After months of delays, the Farm Bill was introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House.

It’s more than a thousand pages long and it’s estimated to cost one-and-a-half trillion dollars over ten years. Iowa Congressman Randy Feenstra, who serves on the House Ag Committee, says the massive piece of legislation is vital to farmers in Iowa and nationwide. 

He says that safety net includes crop insurance, in addition to improving exports and preventing animal illnesses. 

Feenstra, the Republican who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, says he worked on 25 bills contained in the Farm Bill. The package includes cuts to the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and overturns California’s Proposition 12 mandates. 

The previous farm bill from 2018 expired last fall and was extended through September.

 

story courtesy of Radio Iowa; archived photo

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