Lawmakers are preparing to pass a 2012 Farm Bill.
Senator John Hoeven says the Senate has passed a strong farm bill.
And the House will start working on that bill after the 4th of July.
Hoeven says the heart of the bill is enhanced crop insurance , but says there are still changes he would like made, such as not having crop insurance linked to conservation payments.
He says now it's time to compromise with the House, which he says will bring more of a southern approach to the floor.
(Senator John Hoeven / (R) ND) "With peanuts, cotton and rice. They don't look at crop insurance quite the same way we do. We are going to have to figure out how we bridge that gap and get a farm bill that I think still enhances crop insurance the way our farmers want it and need it."
Hoeven says he believes a final farm bill should be passed by the time the current bill expires on September 30th.