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Published June 11, 2013, 03:15 PM

Senate passes farm bill

With the US Senate passing the farm bill Monday night, local farmers may see expansions in crop insurance and funding for flood protections. Corn and soybean farmers would reap some benefits from this bill since these farmers rely on their crop insurance.

By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ

With the US Senate passing the farm bill Monday night, local farmers may see expansions in crop insurance and funding for flood protections. Corn and soybean farmers would reap some benefits from this bill since these farmers rely on their crop insurance.

The bill would invest savings in new revenue insurance programs that protect corn and soybean farmers against shallow losses. Crop insurance would then kick in to cover larger losses. Local farmers say having these insurance programs are crucial.

Chuck Nelson, Thompson Farmer: "It's a good safety net and again it's a necessary thing it's kind of like having automobile insurance you have to have it and you just can't afford to take a complete loss in this day and age."

Sen. John Hoeven: "This is a strong package. Now we need the house to move forward as well. But a good day for farmers and really for all Americans."

Like Senator Hoeven said, this bill still has another stop in the House, where it could be debated as early as next week.

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