Local farmers watching farm bill closely

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THOMPSONVILLE — Congress will soon begin writing the 2018 Farm Bill, which will be one of the largest and potentially most controversial pieces of legislation this year.

Local farmers like Larry Miller are watching closely.

“This is a difficult time for farmers. Our costs, they just continue to go up,” Miller said.

Miller said the most important thing area farmers want to see in the farm bill is a strong crop insurance program.
“We’ve had that now in the last two bills and it really has changed farming and security of farming,” said Miller.

Please click below to read the full story from Brandon Richard of WSIL-TV.


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