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If there’s no farm bill by September 30th, it’s back to the 1920′s

Filed by KOSU News in Feature, Local News.
September 12, 2012

Earlier in our series: Farmers shrug shoulders at the loss of direct payments, and proposed $16 billion in cuts to food stamps have food banks and the needy concerned.

While members of Congress are back in their home states running for reelection, back in Washington wait piles of unresolved legislation. Including the farm bill – which covers everything from food stamps to farm commodity programs. But with 13 days left in the session before the November elections, passage is looking pretty bleak. Clay Masters, reporting for Harvest Public Media, asks: Could there really be no farm bill this year, and what would that mean for Midwestern farmers?

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