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Farm Bill Discussion Takes Center Stage at Farm Progress Show

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Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tx.) took the time to listen to farmers from across the country at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. He and other members of the committee are preparing for a return to Washington D.C. for what could be a busy fall—one that may include a Farm Bill.

Both Conaway and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) believe the bill could be finished toward the end of the year, and leaders in the ag industry are hoping to see those plans come to fruition.

“Let’s keep it out of the 2018 midterm election cycle—let’s get it done so [farmers] know what to expect,” said Ron Moore, president of the American Soybean Association (ASA).

There is support coming from the top man in agriculture, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and he recognizes there needs to be some serious amendments to it.

“The Farm Bill made a lot of progress, and there were a few sectors that didn’t fare as well,” said Perdue. “Dairy was one, cotton was another.”

Watch the full story on AgDay above.

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