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Ag Industry Reacts to Farm Bill

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Producers and those in the ag industry seem to be signaling approval of what appears to be a farm bill that both Democrats and Republicans will pass very soon.

Today at the meeting of the Northern Pulse Growers, a topic of discussion in one of their break-out sessions was the bill...and what it means for the industry.

Reaction seems to be positive, with plenty of work to be done now digging into the guts of the law and finding out what it means for growers.

(Eric Bartsch - GM of United Pulse Trading) "Uncertainty can be a good thing, but it is also a scary thing and in this case we don't want to have the uncertainty of not having a bill and not understanding the crop insurance programs and the tools that are given to growers to help them succeed. If you take those away by not passing a farm bill it is very damaging." (Kim Murray - USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Chair.) "I think it is a huge relief. I know it is a big relief for me because it has taken lots of time out of my day when I could be doing other things. I am volunteering my time to work on this with other growers. It is a huge relief. Now when we sort through it all, and there are some major changes in this and farmers are going to have choices to make."

A vote on the five-year farm bill is likely in the House tomorrow and the Senate later in the week.

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