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Agriculture Today

Politics, the Farm Bill, and your next meal




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September 26, 2012 | 3143 views | Post a comment

By Ben LaCross

Parched and burnt cornfields, hayfields as yellow as the sun, and chalky, dry soil are images we’ve seen from the record-setting drought of 2012. The farm bill is supposed to be the safety net for agriculture, especially in catastrophic disaster years such as this. But alas, chances of passing a new farm bill, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, is wilting as fast as a Midwestern cornstalk.  . . .

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