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Bootheel farmer says reference price increases are a must for new farm bill

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A cotton and rice farmer from the Missouri Bootheel says reference price increases are needed in the commodities title of the next farm bill.

“There’s nothing we’re spending money on at the farm that’s cheaper than it was 10 years ago.”

Barry Bean tells Brownfield if changes aren’t made to provide more support to farmers for tough times, it could affect the production of cash-intensive crops like cotton, rice and corn.

Bootheel farmer says reference price increases are a must for new farm bill