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The opportunity to pass the farm bill that works for farmers

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The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says the farm bill extension provides an opportunity to do the bill correctly.  

Zippy Duvall says Congress needs to pass a bill that meets farmers’ needs.  “In doing it right – it means we recognize the cost of production,” he says.  “And we update the Title I targets in there so that it is a true safety net and not just a program that makes farmers think it’s helping them.”

But, he tells Brownfield, updating reference prices is likely going to be a sticking point in negotiations.

The opportunity to pass the farm bill that works for farmers